Saturday 2 December: Advent Eve

Advent Procession, 6.30 pm (boys, girls and adults)

O great antiphons
Mattins Responsory – Palestrina
The call – Todd
Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen – Praætorius
Bethlehem Down – Warlock
The Advent Prose – Plainsong, arr. Cleobury
E’en so, Lord Jesus – Manz

Sunday 3 December: Advent Sunday

10 am Family Eucharist (junior girls and music group)

Mass of the Blessed Cardinal Newman – MacMillan
Light of the world – Dankworth

Choral Evensong is replaced by a candlelit performance of Handel’s The Messiah, given by the Hanover Band and Chorus.

10 December: Second Sunday in Advent

Sung Eucharist, 10 am

Stanford in C and F
This is the truth sent from above – trad, arr. Vaughan Williams

Christingle Service, 3 pm

Choral Evensong, 6.30 pm

This is the truth sent from above – trad, arr. Vaughan Williams
Stanford in G
Hear my prayer – Mendelssohn

17 December: Third Sunday in Advent

Sung Eucharist, 10 am (senior girl choristers and adults)

Missa Brevis ‘The road to Emmaus’ – Bingham
E’en so, Lord Jesus – Manz

Advent Meditation, 6.30 pm (senior girl choristers)

18 December

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 6.30 pm

This is the truth sent from above – trad. arr. Vaughan Williams
The little road to Bethlehem – Head
Sans Day carol
– Rutter
I wonder as I wander
– Rütti
The Angel Gabriel – trad, arr. Pettman
Allons, pastoureaux – old Languedoc Noël, arr. Aubanel
I saw three ships
– Arthur
Christus – Mendelssohn

Sunday 24 December: Christmas Eve

Sung Eucharist, 10 am (Abbey Consort)

Mass of the Blessed Cardinal Newman – MacMillan
Ave Maris Stella – Grieg

Midnight Eucharist, 11.30pm

Missa Brevis – Dove
O holy night – Adam
O magnum mysterium – Lauridsen

Friday 25 December: Christmas Day

Sung Eucharist, 10am (boys, girls and gentlemen)

Missa ad præsepe – Malcolm
I saw three ships 
– Arthur
Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen – Prætorius
Hodie Christus natus est – Sweelinck

Thursday 29 December: The Holy Innocents

Memorial Service, 4pm

Congregational service with hymns