Forthcoming choral services
Choral Eucharist is sung on the first Sunday of each month ecept August.
Sunday 20 October Parish Eucharist at 10 am
Introit: Let my prayer come up into thy presence - Blow
Anthem: If ye love me - Tallis
Sunday 20 October 11.15am in the Church Hall
Coffee Concert by the 2019 Ouseley Choral Scholars in the Church Hall. Music by Caccini, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Handel, Head, Moore, Schuman, and Strauss.
Sunday 3 November Choral Eucharist at 10 am
Missa O Quam Gloriosum - Victoria
Anthem: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace - Samuel Sebastian Wesley
We are delighted that Lizzie, a former Head Chorister at St Mary’s, has been awarded a brilliant 1st in her degree at Oxford, reading English. This is a wonderful and well-deserved achievement.
While at Oxford student, Lizzie sang with Queen’s College Chapel Choir directed by Owen Rees - the leading Oxford mixed choir, regularly broadcasting Choral Evensong live from their beautiful classical chapel in the BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong series.
The Complete Art of Fugue Project
The Complete Art of Fugue Project continues after Evensong on Sunday 20 October with the Canon all Duodecima in Contrapunto all Quinta. Programme notes will be available at the back of the Nave.
The bishops of the Church of England have issued a call for respect on all sides amid growing acrimony over the debate on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
A joint statement issued on behalf of the Church of England’s College of Bishops calls for a new tone of listening and respect in debates and describes the use of language in some cases as “unacceptable”.
It calls for the 2016 referendum to be honoured and for the rule of law and impartiality of the courts to be upheld.
It adds: “We should speak to others with respect. And we should also listen. We should do this especially with the poor, with the marginalised, and with those whose voices are often not heard in our national conversation.
“We should not denigrate, patronise or ignore the honest views of fellow citizens, but seek to respect their opinions, their participation in society, and their votes.”
For the full statement go to https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/bishops-call-respect-all-sides-amid-brexit-debate