Advent & Christmas 2022

Posted on: Thursday 24th November 2022

Services in the Holy Season of Advent and Christmas

Sunday 27th November 2022
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
at 11am: The Solemn Eucharist

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Alan Gyle
Tranchell – The Fitzwilliam Communion Service
MacMillan – O Radiant Dawn
Howells – A spotless Rose

at 6pm- The Advent Carol Service

A sequence of readings and music for the holy season of Advent.

Sunday 4th December 2022 at 11 a.m.
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Solemn Eucharist

Preacher: The Reverend Dr Gillian Straine
Rheinberger – Cantus Missae in E♭
Bruckner – Virga Jesse floruit
Praetorius – Es ist ein Ros‘ entsprungen

Sunday 11th December 2022 at 11 a.m.
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Solemn Eucharist

Preacher: The Very Reverend Victor Stock
Victoria – Missa Alma redemptoris mater
J.C.F. Bach – Wachet auf
Palestrina – Rorate caeli desuper

Sunday 18th December 2022 at 11 a.m.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Solemn Eucharist

Preacher: Roland Brunner
Haydn – Missa Cellensis in honorem BVM
K. Briggs – Magnificat from the Gloucester Service
Hildegard von Bingen – O frondens Virga

Tuesday 20th December 2022 at 7 p.m.
THE PARISH CAROL SERVICE

The traditional service of nine lessons
and carols for Christmas, followed by
mulled wine and mince pies by The Hari hotel

Saturday 24th December 2022
CHRISTMAS EVE

at 5 p.m.: Crib Service for families
at 11 p.m.: The Midnight Mass of the Incarnation

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Alan Gyle
Haydn – Missa Sancti Nicolai
Poulenc – Quem vidistis pastores
Beamish – In the stillness

Sunday 25th December 2022
CHRISTMAS DAY

at 9 a.m.: Low Mass with carols
at 11 a.m.: The Solemn Eucharist

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr Victor Stock
Mozart – Orgelsolomesse
Sweelinck – Hodie Christus natus est
Handl – Ecce concipies