Friday 19 April 3pm – CHOIR

Good Friday

Is 52.13-53.12; Heb 4.14-16,5.7-9; Jn 18.1-19 -19.42 Ordinary_Time_Crucifix

The organ will be silent to encourage reflection.

  • Silence during the prostration
  • Motets:
    • During veneration of the cross: O Bone Jesu (Robert Parsons); Christus factus est – Christ became obedient unto death (Anton Bruckner)
    • Ante-Communio: Crux Fidelis (John IV of Portugal)
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Thursday 18 April 7pm – CHOIR

Maundy (Holy) Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper BouveretLastSupper

Ex.12.1-8, 11-14; 1Cor.11.23-26; Jn 13.1-15

  • Organ Prelude: O Sacred Head BWV 727 – J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
  • Reception of the holy oils from the Metropolitan Cathedral: Priestly people (Deiss)
  • Mass: Mass for 5 voices (William Byrd)
  • Motets: Ubi caritas et amor (Maurice Duruflé, Taizé, plainsong)
  • Communio: Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur – This is my body, which is given up for you.
  • Hymns: TIS 519 And now, O Father, mindful of the love SONG 1 (TIS 521), TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY, At the Lamb’s high feast we sing SALZBURG
  • Procession to the Altar of Repose: Pange lingua – Sing my tongue (plainsong)
  • Adoration: Jesu dulcis memoria (Victoria), Salve Regina (plainsong)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Tuesday 16 April 7pm- CHOIR

Service of Tenebrae and Reconciliation


  • Hymns: Lord of our life and God of our salvation ISTE CONFESSOR, Longing for light, we wait in darkness CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT.

During the extinction of lights:

  • Motets: Lamentations (Victoria), For thy tender mercy’s sake (Farrant), O vos omnes (Victoria), Hear the voice and prayer (Tallis), Super flumina Babylonis (Palestrina), Purge me, O Lord (Tallis)

During the 2nd rite of Reconciliation:

  • Motets: O Bone Jesu (Parsons)
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Sunday 14 April 10am – CHOIR

Palm Sunday

Is 50.4-7; Phil 2.6-11; Lk 14-23; 56 Palm_Sunday_German_master_OsnabruckAltarpiece_1370

At the blessing of palms:

  • Motet: Pueri Hebraorum – The children of the Hebrews (Victoria)

At the Mass:

  • Introit: Ingrediente Domino in sanctam civitatem
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • Motet: Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
  • Communio: Pater, si non potest hic calix transire – Father, if this cup cannot pass away
  • Hymns: TIS 333 All Glory, Praise and Honour ST THEODULPH, TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN, Vexilla Regis The Royal Banners (plainsong)
  • Organ Prelude: Hosanna Filio David – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘c’ – Colin Mawby (b. 1936)
  • Organ Voluntary: Valet will ich dir geben (Fantasia) BWV 735 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 7 April 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Is 43:16-21; Phil 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 If there is one of you who has not sinned, then let them be the first one to throw a stoneWoman Adultery Jesus 2

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake* (Farrant)
  • Communio: Nemo te condemnavit, mulier? Woman, has no one condemned you?
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 347 We sing the praise of him who died BOW BRICKHILL
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on ‘Rockingham’ – Charles H.H. Parry (1848-1918)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ebarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives:
to decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart, before thee now and evermore.

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Sunday 31 March 10am – CANTOR

4th Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke – Laetare Sunday

Josh 5:9-12; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Your brother here was dead and has come to life  


  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (de Angelis)
  • Introit: Laetare Jerusalem – Rejoice, Jerusalem!
  • Communio: Oportet te fili gaudere – My son, you should rejoice
  • Hymns: TIS 233 I will sing the wondrous story HYFRYDOL; TIS 203 Fairest Lord Jesus ST ELIZABETH; TIS 580 Lead us Heavenly Father MANNHEIM
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary 1 – Benjamin Cosyn (c. 1580-1653)
  • Organ Offertorium: Élévation for Laetare – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Introitus on ‘Herzliebster Jesu’ – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 24 March 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Ex.3:1-8, 13-15; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9 Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did


  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • Motet: Plange quasi Virgo (Carlo Gesualdo 1566-1613)
  • Communio: Passer invenit sibi domum – The sparrow has found herself a home
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Our Father’ – Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude on ‘O Sacred Head’ – Carl Heinrich Zöllner (1792-1836)
  • Organ Voluntary: Plein Chant de l’Agnus Dei (Mass for the Parishes) – François Couperin (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Plange quasi virgo plebs mea: ululate, pastores, in cinere et cilicio: Quia veniet dies Domini magna, et amara valde. Accingite vos, sacerdotes, et plangite ministri altaris, aspergite vos cinere. 

Lament like a maiden, my people. Howl you shepherds, in ashes and sackcloth. For the day of the Lord is coming: a great day, and very bitter. Make ready, and lament you priests. Howl, you ministers of the altar, cover yourselves with ashes.

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