The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – April 2019


Tuesday 2nd April

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 80

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                Christe, qui lux es et dies      Hymn 20


Friday 5th

11.00pm Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist


SUNDAY 7th April      Passion Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant; The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 122 (ii), 127 (i), 119, 499 (omit *)

John Ireland in C                                                   Lent Prose

John Goss               O Saviour of the world

Max Reger             Toccata in D minor


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 108, 120

Thomas Tallis Responses                        Pss 111 & 112

Charles Harford Lloyd in A

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Ave verum corpus

Johann Sebastian Bach           O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622


Tuesday 9th

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Senior Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 61

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Edward Elgar          Ave verum                             Hymn 108



SUNDAY 14th April     Palm Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Blessing of Palms & Procession

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 128, 129, 112, 499 (verses 1-7)

Bartholomäus Gesius             Hosianna dem Sohne Davids

Anthony Piccolo    Canterbury Mass                   Lent Prose

Arthur Hutchings Hosanna to the Son of David

Louis Vierne          Cortège


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 129, 499 (omit *)

Thomas Ebdon Responses                                     Ps 69. 1-19

Thomas Attwood Walmisley in D minor

John Stainer           God so loved the world

Max Reger             I bid farewell to vain world joys


Holy Week


Monday in Holy Week 15th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


Tuesday in Holy Week 16th

12.00pm Chrism Eucharist at Brecon Cathedral

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 27

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

William Reynolds   Drop, drop slow tears            Hymn 123


Wednesday in Holy Week 17th

10.30pm Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service


Maundy Thursday 18th

7.00pm Mass of the Last Supper, with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Curate

Hymns: 130, 322, 316

Joseph Haydn         Missa brevis Sti Joannes de Deo

Plainsong                Ubi caritas         Ps 116, 1-2 & 11-16 (292)

Orlando Gibbons    Drop, drop slow tears

John Boyce             If ye love me          Ps 88 (Plainsong)


Good Friday 19th

2.00pm Liturgy of the Passion

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 123, 127, 557                                            Ps 22, 1-21

Philip Marshall       Litany

Tomás Luis de Victoria          Popule meus

John Bull                                In the departure of the Lord


Holy Saturday 20th 

12.30pm Prayers and Reflection

7.00pm Easter Vigil – sung by Cantors

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 568, 138, 148

Plainsong                                Missa de Angelis

Ernst Weidemann                 Auf, auf, mein Herz


SUNDAY 21st April     Easter Day

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Orchestra

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 149 (pt 1 & Dox), 147, 160, 157

Charles Wood        This joyful Easter-tide

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Spatzenmesse

Easter Anthems (Middleton)

Marco Antonio Ingegneri Haec dies

Alexandre Guilmant         Paraphrase on ‘Thine be the Glory’


4.00pm Festal Choral Evensong

Hymns: 154 (omit *), 162

William Smith Responses                Pss 114 (286), 117 (Elvey)

Charles Villiers Stanford in Bb

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Blessed be the God and Father

William Harris                        Fantasy: Easter Hymn


Following Evensong on Easter Day St Mary's Choirs will be in recess until Sunday 5th May


Tuesday 23rd

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

No Choral Evensong Today


SUNDAY 28th April     The Second Sunday of Easter (Low Sunday)

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 145, 136, 468, 612


4.00pm Evening Prayer (said)


Tuesday 30th 

No Choral Evensong Today


SUNDAY 5th May       The Third Sunday of Easter

11.00am Choral Eucharist


4.00pm Choral Evensong




Feast of the Ascension

Thursday 30th May, 8.30pm

Olivier Messiaen’s


Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ

Performed by Dr William Reynolds

Free admission – retiring collection






Singing Opportunities for Children


St Mary’s Boys’ Choir

and Girl Choristers are keen to expand and develop, and are now recruiting a new intake of junior singers (aged 7 upwards) from across the City and County of Swansea.  With opportunity to enjoy singing as part of a team, we offer free, professionally-directed, cathedral-style choral training.


To find out more, please contact

Dr William Reynolds, Director of Music

01792 467606