Advent 2017

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

A Summary of our Sunday Services during December 2017. Traditional liturgy, fine music, friendly fellowship – all welcome, please join us.

Journey with us towards Christmas as we light the Candles of the Advent Wreath and sing the great hymns of the season.

Sunday 24th December, Advent IV. Sung Mass at 10.45am. We welcome Ven David Gunn-Johnson as celebrant & preacher. Hymns 16 : 387 : 23. Mass in F by Sumsion. O Sing Joyfully, by Batten.

Sunday 24th December becomes Christmas Eve as we prepare the Bless the Crib and welcome the Christchild at Midnight Mass, which starts at 11.30pm preceded by Carols from the Gallery at 11pm. Hymns 21 : 29 : 30 (omit vv3-5). Motet ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ by Victoria.

N.B. Christmas Day Mass starts at 10.30am on Monday 25th December.

Advent Sunday, 3rd December. Sung Mass at 10.45am.  Cranmer’s Litany is sung in Procession. Our Celebrant is Fr Christopher and our Preacher is Bill Pattinson. Hymns 5 : 9. Mass in F by Harold Darke. O Thou the Central Orb, by Charles Wood.

Also Sun 3 Dec at 6pm, Choral Evensong & Benediction led by Fr Christopher. Sumsion Responses. Psalm 25. Office Hymn 15. Canticles in B minor by T Tertius Noble. Anthem, Canite Tuba, by Guerrero, became View Me Lord, by Lloyd at last minute. O Salutaris 269. Tantum Ergo 268.

Sunday 10th December, Advent II, Sung Mass at 10.45am. We welcome Ven David Gunn-Johnson as celebrant & preacher. Hymns 12 : 3 : 4. Advent Plainsong Sequence. Mass in C&F by C V Stanford. Alma Redemptoris Mater, by Palestrina.

Also Sun 10 Dec at 6pm there is our Candlelit Advent Procession, with Hymns, Carols, Readings & Prayers. Followed by mulled wine and refreshments.

Sunday 17th December, Advent III & Gaudete Sunday, Sung Mass at 10.45am with Rose Vestments and lighting the pink candle on the Advent Wreath. Fr Christopher. Hymns 11 : 6 : 7. Mass in F by Charles Wood. This is the Record of John, by Orlando Gibbons.


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