The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music July 2019


Tuesday 2nd

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: Dr William Reynolds, St Mary’s, Swansea


5.30pm Choral Evensong, on the Eve of Thomas, Apostle – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 27

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                O lux beata trinitas                Hymn 412


Friday 5th        

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist


Saturday 6th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.15pm Dunvant Male Choir 40th Annual Patrons Concert

See poster for details, or


SUNDAY 7th July        The Third Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Choral Eucharist

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

Hymns: 175, 514, 325 (ii), 437 (t.362)                  Ps 66, 1-8

Sydney H. Nicholson             Missa Sancti Magni

Franz Schubert      Holy, holy, holy

Jehan Alain            Litanies


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 564, 562

Thomas Tallis Responses                            Ps 65 (Garrett)

Samuel Arnold in A

Ernest Bullock        Give us the wings of faith

Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens     Finale


Tuesday 9th     

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: Jon Pilgrim Assistant Organist, Brecon Cathedral


5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 74

Edward C. Bairstow in Eb

George Frederic Handel       Lord, I trust thee   Hymn 20


Saturday 13th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.30pm Gower Festival Sir Karl Jenkins 75th Birthday Concert

For further details, see


SUNDAY 14th July      The Fourth Sunday after Trinity (Sea Sunday)

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 413, 467, 324, 598                                    Ps 25, 1-10

William Mathias in C

C. Hubert H. Parry                Prevent us, O Lord

Léon Boëllmann      Toccata (Suite Gothique)


4.00pm Choral Evensong, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Swansea becoming a city

Preacher: The Most Revd John D.E. Davies, Archbishop of Wales


Philip Radcliffe Responses                Ps 77, 1-12 (Parratt)

Edgar Day in Bb

Edward C. Bairstow               Blessed City, heavenly Salem

Alexandre Guilmant             Grand Choeur in D


Following Choral Evensong on Sunday 14th July, St Mary's Choirs will be in recess until Sunday 1st September


Tuesday 16th   

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: Jeffery Howard, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral


SUNDAY 21st July       The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 6, 272, 507, 380

Léon Boëllmann    Prière à Notre-dame (Suite Gothique)

Léon Boëllmann    Menuet (Suite Gothique)


4.00pm Evening Prayer, on the Eve of Mary Magdalen

Hymns: 154 (omit*), 456, 150                               Ps 139

Johann Sebastian Bach           Prelude in G, BWV 541


Tuesday 23rd Bridget of Sweden (1373), Abbess

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: Dr Anthony Gritten, Royal Academy of Music


Friday 26th       Anne & Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

12.00pm Holy Matrimony

1.00pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 28th July      The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Sam Aldred, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 496, 416 (i), 278, 607

Jean Langlais          Communion (Hommage à Frescobaldi)

Jean Langlais           Fantaisie (Hommage à Frescobaldi)


4.00pm Evening Prayer

Hymns: 456, 306, 605                                            Ps 88

Johann Sebastian Bach           Fugue in G, BWV 541


Tuesday 30th

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: Peter Irving, Solihull School


The St Mary’s

Summer Organ Series

Tuesdays 1.10pm-1.50pm

2nd July until 10th September

Free admission – retiring collection


2nd July Dr William Reynolds (St Mary’s, Swansea)

9th July Jon Pilgrim (Brecon Cathedral)

16th July Jeffrey Howard (Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral)

23rd July Dr Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music)

30thJuly Peter Irving (Solihull School)

6th August        James Gough (St Martin-in-the-Fields, London)

13th August Elin Rees (Bury Parish Church, Lancashire)

20th August Alessio Pacchiarotti (Rome, Italy)

27th August Dr William Reynolds (St Mary’s, Swansea)

3rd September Dr Ian Rutt (Swansea University)

10th September Huw Tregelles Williams (St Mary’s, Swansea)


A welcome to new singers

We are keen to welcome and encourage a new intake of junior singers (aged 7 upwards) from across the City & County of Swansea to share with the success of our

Boys’ Choir and Girl Choristers

who are drawn from among the best singers Swansea has to offer, and who benefit from a free, professional cathedral-style choral training

Please contact

Dr William Reynolds, Director of Music

01792 467606