Ash Wednesday

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, is Wednesday 17th February this year. It is marked at St Michael’s with Matins streamed at 9.30 in the morning.

In the evening at 7.30pm, Fr Nigel will host a Zoom Service with a form of Ashing – please see our Parish_Notices for f the ZOOM LINK last link on page 1..


Owing to the Covid Pandemic, NO Solemn Mass in Church this year.

Hymns 84, 70, 67. Setting:Missa Brevis, Lotti. Motet: Miserere Mei, Lassus.


Music for 2018 – Mass in the Dorian Mode, Thomas Tallis. Motet: Lord, let me know mine end, Maurice Greene.

Music for 2017 – Mass in the Dorian Mode, Thomas Tallis. Motet: Remember not Lord our offences, Henry Purcell.

Music for 2016 – Mass in A minor, Cassiolini. Motet: Hide not Thou Thy face from me , O Lord, Farrant

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTROIT. Misereris omnium. Wisdom II.
THOU hast mercy on all things, O Lord, and hatest nothing which thou hast created, and winkest at men’s iniquities, because they should amend, and sparest all men for they are thine, O Lord thou thou lover of souls.  Ps. 57. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee.  V. Glory be.

GRADUAL. Ps. 57. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee. V. He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not with us after our sins; nor reward us according to wickednesses.
V. Ps. 79. O Lord, remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon: for we are come to great misery.                                              V. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name, O Lord:  O deliver us and be merciful unto our sins, for thy Name’s sake.

OFFERTORY. Ps. 30. I will magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up, and not made my foes to triumph over me: O Lord, my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

COMMUNION. Ps. 1. He who doth meditate on the law of the Lord day and night will bring forth his fruit in due season.

From 2015 – Setting: Mass for Four Voices, William Byrd
Anthem: Versa est in luctum, Alonso Lobo – My harp is tuned for lamentation, and my flute to the voice of weeping.
Spare me, O Lord, for my days are as nothing.


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