The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – January 2018


Friday 5th January       

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 7th January

The Feast of The Epiphany of Our Lord

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant; The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Fr Ian Folks, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 89, 83, 84 (i), 87                    Ps 72, 10-15 (Plainsong)

John Richards in E minor

F. A. G. Ouseley    From the rising of the sun

Johann Sebastian Bach           In dir ist Freude, BWV 615


4.00pm Choral Evensong, on the Eve of the Baptism of Christ

Hymns: 92, 93

Plainsong Responses                              Ps 36 (Plainsong)

Derek Holman in F minor

Thomas Tallis          O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit

John Bull                                Laet ons met herten reijne


Tuesday 9th     

12.30pm Holy Eucharist, with Healing

No Evensong Today


SUNDAY 14th January

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Anglican Communion Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant; The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 90, 325 (ii), 86(i), 612

Harold Darke in F                                  Ps 139, 1-11 (Sinclair)

William Deane       The Grace of our Lord

William Mathias     Processional


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 85, 490 (i)

Humphrey Clucas Responses                                Ps 96 (239)

William Harris in A

William Crotch      Lo! Star-led chiefs


Monday 15th    

2.00pm Memorial Service: Manuel Tercero

Gabriel Fauré         In Paradisum

6.30pm Unitas Commitment Service


Tuesday 16th   

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

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 89, 1-12

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Benjamin Britten   A New Year Carol                 Hymn 85


SUNDAY 21st January

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant; The Revd Helen Rees, Associate Priest

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 87, 341, 90, 442 (t.278)

William Mathias     Communion Series 3             Ps 128 (39)

Ralph Vaughan Williams       O taste and see

Ralph Vaughan Williams       Hymn Prelude on ‘Hyfrydol’


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 84 (i), 90 (i)

Thomas Ebdon Responses                                Ps 33, 1-12 (96)

Heathcote Statham in E minor

Thomas Attwood   O God, who by the leading of a star


6.00pm Informal Evening Service


Monday 22nd

10.15am Funeral Service: Joan Hammond


Tuesday 23rd 

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

5.30pm Choral Evensong – sung by The Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 145, 1-13

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                Hostis Herodius impie           Hymn 91


SUNDAY 28th January

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Candlemas

World Leprosy Day & Homelessness Sunday

Education Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Candlemas Ceremonies & Procession

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 94, 2, 231 (t. Daily), 80 (omit *)

Plainsong                We have waited, O God

Adrian Batten        Short Service                         Ps 24 (73)

Tomás Luis de Victoria          Nunc dimittis tertii toni

C. Hubert H. Parry                                Prelude on the ‘Old 104th


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 244, 360

Thomas Tunnard Responses                                 Pss 42 & 43 (Wesley)

George Dyson in F

Samuel Sebastian Wesley Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace


Tuesday 30th   

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 19

Eric H. Thiman in G

Richard Shephard In a world where people walk in darkness                                                                                               Hymn 360



Weekly Service Pattern


11.00am Choral Eucharist

4.00pm Choral Evensong


12.30pm Eucharist, with Healing (2nd Tuesday of each month)

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid (4th Tuesday of each month)

5.30pm Choral Evensong


10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

Fridays and Saturdays

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

(except 1st Friday of each month)




A New Year


New Opportunities for

New Choristers


We are keen to welcome and encourage a new intake of junior singers (aged 7 upwards) from across

 the City and County of Swansea to share in the success of our Boys’ Choir and Girl Choristers

and to receive a free, professional cathedral-style choral training


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