Sunday 2 September 10am – CHOIR

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Deut 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions 


  • Mass setting: Missa Christum Regem Adoremus (G. Tipping)
  • Motet: Ach, arme Welt* (Brahms)
  • Communio: Domine memorabor justitiae tuae solius: Deus, docuisti me a juventute mea, et usque in senectam et senium, Deus, ne derelinquas me. O Lord I will tell of yor mighty justice: O God you have taught me from my youth; and now that I am old and grey, O God, forsake me not.
  • Hymns: TIS 242 Lord of the dance LORD OF THE DANCE; O breathe on me, Breath of God ST COLUMBA
  • Organ Prelude: Communion – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Offertorium: Praeludium – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata (1627) – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

1. *Ach, arme Welt, du trügest mich,
ja, das bekenn’ ich eigentlich,
und kann dich doch nicht meiden.

2. Du falsche Welt, du bist nicht wahr,
dein Schein vergeht, das weiß ich zwar,
mit Weh’ und großem Leiden.

3. Dein’ Ehr’, dein Gut, du arme Welt,
im Tod, in rechten Nöten fehlt,
dein Schatz ist eitel falsches Geld,
dess hilf mir, Herr, zum Frieden.

1. You, poor world, delude me,
yes, I confess,
I still cannot deny you. 

2. You false world, with grief and sorrow I know you are not true. Your glories fade with great woe and suffering.

Your honour, goodness, you poor world; ,in death, in dire distress are nothing. Your treasure vain and falsely wrought. Lord, give me peace eternal.

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Sunday 26 August 10am – CHOIR

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Josh 24:1-2, 15-18; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6.60-69 Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life 


  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Darke)
  • Motet: Declare his honour* (Purcell)
  • Communio:  Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them, says the Lord.
  • Hymns:  TIS 457 The church’s one foundation AURELIA; TIS 522 Come my way, my truth, my life THE CALL
  • Organ Prelude: Adagio – Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude – Wilhelm V. Volkmar (1812-1887)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 675 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne


*From: O sing unto the Lord, Z 44 (Henry Purcell)

Declare his honour unto the heathen:
and his wonders unto all people.

Glory and worship are before him :
power and honour are in his sanctuary.

The Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised:
he is more to be feared than all gods.
As for the gods of the heathen, they are but idols:
but it is the Lord that made the heavens.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is King:
The Lord is King, The Lord is King, is King, the Lord is King
And that t’is He who hath made the round world
so sure that it cannot be moved;
‘Tis He, ’tis He, ’tis He who hath made the round world
so sure that it cannot be moved;

And how that he shall judge the people righteously.
And how that he shall judge the people righteously.


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Sunday 19 August 10am – CHOIR

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Prov 9.1-6, Eph 5.15-20, Jn 6.51-58 My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink Jesus_Bread_Mosaic

  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motets: Ego sum panis vivus* (Palestrina); Ave maris stella** (C. Willcock)
  • Communio: (Jn 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of souls NEUMARK; TIS 501 Sing my tongue HOLYWOOD
  • Organ Prelude: Organ Sonata 3 (2nd mvt) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Sesti Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: Der Papst-Hymnus – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Ego sum panis vivus. 
Patres vestri manducaverunt manna in deserto, et mortui sunt. 
Hic est panis de coelo descendens: si quis ex ipso manducaverit, non morietur.

I am the living bread.
Your forebears ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, whoever eats of this will not die.

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**Ave, maris stella,
Dei Mater alma,
Atque semper Virgo,
Felix caeli porta.

Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Hevae nomen.

Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen caecis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce

Monstra te esse matrem
Sumat per te preces,
Qui pro nobis natus
Tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis,
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos,
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam praesta puram,
Iter para tutum,
Ut videntes Jesum,
Semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Christo decus
Spiritui Sancto,
Tribus honor unus. Amen.


Hail, star of the sea,
loving Mother of God,
and also always a virgin,
Happy gate of heaven.

Receiving that Ave
from Gabriel’s mouth
confirm us in peace,
Reversing Eva’s name.

Break the chains of sinners,
Bring light to the blind,
Drive away our evils,
Ask for all good.

Show yourself to be a mother,
May he accept prayers through you,
he who, born for us,
Chose to be yours.

O unique virgin,
Meek above all,
Make us, absolved from sin,
Gentle and chaste.

Keep life pure,
Make the journey safe,
So that, seeing Jesus,
We may always rejoice together.

Let there be praise to God the Father,
Glory to Christ in the highest,
To the Holy Spirit,
One honor to all three. Amen.

English translation by Allen H. Simon

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Sunday 12 August 10am – CANTOR

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

1 Kng 19.4-8, Eph 4.30-5.2, Jn 6.41-51 I am the living bread come down from heaven Green banner ordinary time

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Ave verum corpus* (Mozart)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Panis quem ego dedero, caro mea est pro saeculi vita The bread which I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
  • Hymns: Christ is the bread of life BREAD OF LIFE, TIS 529 By your priestly power, O risen lord TRAVALLI
  • Organ Prelude: Pastorale – Sydney Watson (1903-1991)
  • Organ Offertorium: Kyrie – François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Improvisation on ‘O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort’ – Sigrid Karg-Ebert (1877-1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Chief Assistant Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Ave, verum corpus natum
de Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus perforatum
unda fluxit et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine.
Hail the true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of humanity;
From whose pierced flank
flowed water and blood:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.
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Sunday 5 August 10am – CHOIR

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 Whoever comes to me will never be hungry 


  • Mass setting: Missa Pater Noster (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Venite Comedite*  (William Byrd)
  • Communio: (Wis 16.20) Panem de caelo dedisti nobis Domine, habentem omne delectamentum, et omnem saporem suavitatis You have given us bread from heaven, O Lord, containing in itself all delight, and every flavour of sweetness
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O thou great redeemer CWM RHONDDA; O saving victim MELCOMBE
  • Organ Prelude: Prélude du premier ton – Nicolas Gigault (1625-1707)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘C’ – Alan Rawsthorne (b. 1929)
  • Organ Voluntary: Dialogue sur les grands jeux (Mass for the Convents) – François Couperin (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Venite comedite panem meum, et bibite vinum quod miscui vobis.

Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have prepared for you.

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Sunday 29 July 10am – CANTOR

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

2 Kings 4.42-44, Eph 4.1-6, Jn 6.1-5 (feeding the multitudes) 

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Panis Angelicus* (C. Franck)
  • Communio: (Prov 3.9-10) Honora Dominum de tua substantia… Honour the lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; then shall your barns be filled with abundance
  • Hymns: TIS 598, Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON; TIS 510 My God, your table now is spread t. TIS 342 ROCKINGHAM
  • Organ Prelude: Largo (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Offertorium: Primer Tono (Anon. Portuguese)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in ‘c’ minor (5-part) BWV 562 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Chief Assistant Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis cœlicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, Pauper,
servus et humilis.

The bread of angels
Becomes bread for humankind;
This heavenly bread gives
an end to all forms.
Oh, wonderful fact!
The Lord feeds the poor,
The slave, the lowly.

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Sunday 22 July 10am – CHOIR

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Jer 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34 (sheep without a shepherd) 


  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis (Palestrina)
  • Motet: The Lord is My Shepherd* (Goodall)
  • Communio: (ps 50.21) Acceptabis sacrificium iustititiae, oblationes et holocausta, super altare tuum, Domine You shall accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and burnt offerings upon your altar Lord.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of Souls NEUMARK; TIS 495 Father, we give you thanks SPRITUS VITAE
  • Organ Prelude: Diapason Movement – William Goodwin (d. 1784)
  • Organ Offertorium: In nomine – Richard Allwood (16th century)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want,
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures,
He leadeth me beside the still waters.

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil,
For you are with me, you will comfort me.

Surely goodness and mercy,
shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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