The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – June 2018


Weekly Service Pattern


11.00am Choral Eucharist

4.00pm Choral Evensong


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)



Friday 1st June The Visit of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist


SUNDAY 3rd June       The First Sunday after Trinity   Covenant Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr Ian Folks, Curate

Hymns: 534, 321, 505, 322                    Ps 81, 1-10 (254)

Giovanni Grossi                     Missa a quattro voci

Adrian Batten                        O sing joyfully

William Mathias                     Toccata giocosa


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 564, 426

John Sanders Responses                        Ps 35, 1-10 (100, 101)

Healey Willan                        Faux-bourdons

Alun Hoddinott                     Holy, holy, holy

William Mathias                     Processional


Tuesday 5th     

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

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 33, 1-9

J.H. Arnold             A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Henry Walford Davies God be in my head          Hymn 188


SUNDAY 10th June     The Second Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 163, 448 (t.502), 557, 621                 Ps 130 (Howells)

Sydney H. Nicholson             Missa Sancti Magni

Sergei Rachmaninof              To thee, O Lord

Eugène Gigout                      Toccata in B minor


4.00pm Choral Evensong, on the Eve of Barnabas, Apostle

Hymns: 222, 588

William Reynolds Responses                 Ps 15 (207)

William Harris in A minor

Sydney H. Nicholson             Captains of the saintly band

Kenneth Leighton                 Paean


6.00pm Informal Evening Service


Tuesday 12th

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

Richard Ayleward Responses                                Ps 50, 1-15

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

William Deane       The Grace of our Lord          Hymn 426


Thursday 14th   Basil the Great (397), Bishop & Doctor

11.00am South Atlantic Medal Association Falkland Islands Commemoration Service


Saturday 16th    Richard (1253), Bishop

11.00am Concert: Swansea International Jazz Festival – Geoff Eales (piano) & Ashley John Long (double bass)

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 17th June     The Third Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 6, 321, 325 (ii), 516 (ii)            

William Harris in F                                           Ps 92, 1-8 (232)

Thomas Attwood                   Teach me, O Lord

Alexandre Guilmant           Preludio (Sonata No3 in C minor)


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 491(ii), 412

Thomas Tallis Responses                                        Ps 39 (Goss)

Samuel Arnold in A

Henry Walford Davies          Blessed are the pure in heart

Craig Sellars Lang                  Tuba Tune in D


Tuesday 19th 

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

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 74, 13-24

Eric H. Thiman in G

Franz Schubert      Holy, holy, holy                     Hymn 189


SUNDAY 24th June     The Nativity of John the Baptist

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Curate

Hymns: 34, 234, 232, 222

William Mathias in C                                      Ps 85, 5-12 (244)

Orlando di Lasso                     Ut queant laxis

Alexandre Guilmant             Fuga (Sonata No3 in C minor)


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 234, 93

Philip Radcliffe Responses                                     Pss 80 (139)

Edgar Day in Bb

Malcolm Archer                    On Jordan’s bank

Vincent Lübeck                     Prelude & Fugue in E


Tuesday 26th

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: Dr William Reynolds

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 89, 20-30

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                O Lux beata Trinitas              Hymn 520


Wednesday 27th

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

6.30pm Concert: Kammerchor Bad Homburg


Saturday 29th    Peter & Paul, Apostles

12.30pm Holy Eucharist, with Healing

2.00pm Ordinations at Brecon Cathedral


SUNDAY 1st July         The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Hymns: 175, 475, 308 (ii), 438                             Ps 30 (88, 89)

Herbert Sumsion in F

William Parsons     Come, Holy Ghost, eternal God

Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro di molto e con fuoco (Fantaisie No.1 in Eb)


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 184, 571

William Reynolds Responses                 Ps 53

Herbert Sumsion in G

Ernest Bullock        Give us the wings of faith


Tuesday 3rd July           Thomas, Apostle

1.10pm Summer Organ Series: John Wright (Cheltenham)

5.30pm Choral Evensong – sung by Abbots Bromley School Chapel Choir                     Ps 139

                                                                                Hymn 491

7.00pm Concert by Abbots Bromley School Chapel Choir


St Mary’s

Summer Organ Series

Tuesdays 1.10pm-1.50pm

26th June until 11th September

Free admission – retiring collection


26th June Dr William Reynolds (St Mary’s, Swansea)

3rd July John Wright (Cheltenham)

10th July Elin Rees (Bury Parish Church, Lancashire)

17th July Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music)

24th July James Gough (St Martin-in-the-Fields, London)

31st July Andrew Goodwin (St Mary’s, Swansea, St Gwynog’s, Llangennech, and Organist Emeritus Bangor Cathedral)

7th August      Dr Ian Rutt (Swansea University

14th August Huw Tregelles Williams (St Mary’s, Swansea)

21st August Martin Brown (Bangor Cathedral)

28th August Dr William Reynolds (St Mary’s, Swansea)

4th September Carl Grainger (Welsh Symphonia)

11th September Dr Alan Sykes (St Mary’s, Swansea, and Uniting Church Sketty)



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