The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea


Services & Music – February 2016


Tuesday 2nd February

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 91, 1-11

Charles Hylton Stewart in C

George Frederic Handel       Lord, I trust thee   Hymn 360


Friday 5th

11.00pm Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 7th February

Quinquagesima: Transfiguration Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Preacher: Fr Mark Griffiths, Ministry Area Leader

Hymns: 2, 248, 386, 491

John Richards in E minor                                      Ps 99 (74)

Anton Bruckner                    Locus iste

Eugène Gigout                      Toccata in B minor


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 544, 392

Thomas Tunnard Responses                            Ps 89 (Hopkins)

Peter Aston in F

Francis Jackson                       Lo, God is here


Shrove Tuesday 9th Teilo (6th Century), Bishop

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 115

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Herbert Howells    My eyes for beauty pine       Hymn 520


Ash Wednesday 10th

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.45pm Lunchtime Service

7.30pm Choral Eucharist, with Imposition of Ashes

Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd Anthony Pierce

Hymns: 97 (i), 416 (i), 533, 582

John Ireland in C                                                   Ps 130 (345)

Philip Marshall       The Litany

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Wash me throughly

Henry Purcell        Thou knowest, Lord


SUNDAY 14th February

The First Sunday of Lent

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Dr Peter Phillips

Hymns: 95, 385, 96 (ii), 538

Plainsong                Missa de angelis                      Lent Prose

Thomas Attwood   Teach me, O Lord

Johann Sebastian Bach           Fantasia in C minor, BWV 562


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 95, 605

Thomas Ebdon Responses                  Ps 119, 73-88 (308, 309)

Thomas Attwood Walmisley in D minor

Robert Whyte        O Christ, who art the light and day


Tuesday 16th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

No Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir Half Term


Saturday 20th Ember Day

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Commemoration Concert for the 75th Anniversary of the Swansea Blitz

Morriston Orpheus Choir, etc

See poster for further details


SUNDAY 21st February

The Second Sunday of Lent

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Peter Williams

Hymns: 582, 496, 598, 423 (i)

Adrian Batten        Short Service                         Lent Prose

Adrian Batten        Haste thee, O God

Vincent Lübeck     Praeambulum in F


2.30pm Service of Commemoration on the 75th Anniversary of the Blitz of Swansea

Preacher: The Rt Revd John D. E. Davies, Bishop of Swansea & Brecon

Hymns: see booklet                              Ps 23 (Walford Davies)

John Ireland           Greater love hath no man

Johann Sebastian Bach            Fugue in Eb (The ‘St Anne’), BWV532


Tuesday 23rd Polycarp (c.155), Bishop & Martyr

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 8

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Lead me, Lord      Hymn 95


SUNDAY 28th February

The Third Sunday of Lent

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Ven. Robert J. Williams, Archdeacon of Gower

Preacher: The Revd John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 524 (i), 249, 306, 565

Giovanni Grossi     Messa a quattro voci              Lent Prose

William Child         Bow down thine ear, O Lord

Henry Purcell        Voluntary in D minor


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 536 (i), 495 (i)

Thomas Tallis Responses                                        Pss 12, 13

Charles Wood in D

Ernest Farrar         Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom




New Generation Choristers

We are keen to welcome and encourage a new intake of junior singers (aged 7 upwards) to join our Boys’ Choir and Girl Choristers


Please contact Dr William Reynolds

Director of Music

01792 467606

for information on becoming a member of

St Mary’s Choir, St Mary’s Boys’ Choir,

St Mary’s Girl Choristers, or concerning University Choral Scholarships