“The Promise of his Glory”
A Journey in Music, Words and Images,
from All Saints Day (1st November) to Candlemas (2nd February)
We are unlikely to be able to run our normal sequence of 'live' Carol Services with large congregations over the Greater Christmas season (encompassing Advent, Christmas and Epiphany). We do hope to be able to hold some special services and post videos on our Youtube Channel.
At present it is not quite clear what we will be allowed to do, and things may well change as infection rates fall (or, sadly, rise). We have planned for a variety of possibilities.
We hope to resume worship in church with a Family Service for St Nicholas on Sunday 6th at 10.00 am.
We have prepared a number of special services that can take place in church, live on-line/via Zoom or pre-recorded on our Youtube Channel. We will post more information as soon as we have more detail about what/how we can safely worship together in church.
As an alternative, especially for those unable to join us in person, we have created a sequence of music, prayer, poetry and readings from the bible covering the entire 'Winter' season from All Saints to Candlemas, using ideas from the Liturgical Commission's publication The Promise of His Glory.
Covid restrictions permitting, we will record items and publish them in time for each step of the journey.
|A (Short) Introduction to the sequence from Rev Jo.|
|O quam gloriosum – Victoria||Prayer for All Saints with Rev Doug.|
|I heard a voice – Tomkins||Revelation 21:1-7 read by Rev Jo.|
|We will remember them – Elgar||Wilfred Owen: Anthem for Doomed Youth read by Martin Bird|
|Christ the King|
|O God, the King of Glory – Purcell||Prayer for Christ the King with Rev Doug.|
|O Radiant Dawn – MacMillan||David Adam p 5 omit last sentence|
|2nd Sun of Advent|
|This is the truth – Vaughan Williams||Isaiah 40:1-11|
|3rd Sun of Advent|
(John the B)
|This is the record of John – Gibbons||First Light p 5|
|4th Sun of Advent|
|I sing of a maiden – Willis||First Light p 98 Mary the Dawn|
|Christmas Eve||In the stillness – Beamish||John 1:1- 14|
|Birth||Blest Mary – arr. Cleobury||First light p 7 Child of Hope|
|Shepherds||Hush my dear – G.Jackson||Luke 2:8-20|
|Journey of the Magi||Eastern Monarchs – Penny||TS Eliot The journey of the Magi poem|
|or Bethlehem Down – Warlock|
|Baptism||Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Gardner||Baptism Song by Steve Bell|
|or Tribus Miraculis – Marenzio|
|Ministry||If ye love me – Stopford||I Cor 13:4-7|
|Unity||Ubi caritas – Gjeilo||I Cor 12: 4-13|
|Candlemas||O nata lux – Lauridsen||Candlemas Sonnet Malcolm Guite|
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