The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music June 2019


Saturday 1st June          Justin (c.165), Apologist & Martyr

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert: Morriston Orpheus

Tickets £12.50


SUNDAY 2nd June      The Sunday after the Ascension

11.00am Choral Eucharist

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

Hymns: See service booklet                               Ps 97 (Guest)

Anton Bruckner                    Locus iste

Harold Darke in E

Henry Purcell        O God, the King of glory

Jean Langlais          Hymne d’action de grâce ‘Te deum’


4.00pm 60th Anniversary Celebratory Choral Evensong

Featuring music sung at the Re-consecration Evensong, 1959

Hymns: 492, 585

William Reynolds Responses                 Ps 122 (243)

Heathcote Statham in E minor

John Goss               O praise the Lord

Charles Villiers Stanford       Te deum in Bb

Johann Sebastian Bach           Fantasia in G, BWV 572


Tuesday 4th

2.30pm Mothers’ Union Festival Service

Preacher: Revd Canon Aled Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Cytûn Churches Together in Wales


There is no Evensong today


Friday 7th        

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist


SUNDAY 9th June       The Day of Pentecost

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 175 (i), 188, 180, 191

Anthony Piccolo    Canterbury Mass          Ps 104, 25-36 (80)

William Parsons     Come, Holy Ghost, eternal God

Nicolas de Grigny  Dialogue sur les grands Jeux (Veni Creator)


4.00pm Evening Prayer

Hymns: 178, 187, 189                                            Ps 150


Tuesday 11th Barnabas, Apostle

There is no Evensong today


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

11.00am Commemoration Service for the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falklands

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 16th June     Trinity Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 202, 426, 392, 267

Adrian Batten        Short Service                         Ps 8

Orlando di Lasso     Tibi Laus

Simon Preston       Alleluyas


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 202, 206

Phillip Radcliffe Responses                    Ps 73, 1-3, 16-28

Stanley Vann in E minor

Malcolm Archer    O Trinity of blessed light


6.00pm Informal Evening Service


Tuesday 18th   

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 9

Herbert Sumsion in G

Thomas Tallis          If ye love me                          Hymn 188


Saturday 22nd  

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert: The Gower Chorale

‘Lux aeterna’ – choral music by Fauré, Lauridsen and Bernstein

Tickets £15 (children U15 free)


SUNDAY 23rd June     The First Sunday after Trinity   Covenant Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 534, 469, 505, 322                    Ps 22, 19-28

William Mathias                     Communion Series 3

Ralph Vaughan Williams       O taste and see

William Mathias                     Toccata giocosa


4.00pm Choral Evensong, on the Eve of John the Baptist

Hymns: 234, 93

Richard Ayleward Responses              Ps 71 (Elgar, Goodwin)

Healey Willan        Faux-bourdons

Malcolm Archer    On Jordan’s bank


Tuesday 25th   

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 33, 1-9

Eric Thiman in G

Gerald H. Knight   Christ, whose glory fills the skies                                                                                         Hymn 426


Saturday 29th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

3.00pm Ordinations at Brecon Cathedral

7.00pm Choral Concert: Volda Vokal, Norway

See poster for details


SUNDAY 30th June     The Second Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Sam Aldred, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 301, 448, 557 (i), 438                               Ps 16

Sydney H. Nicholson             Missa Sancti Magni

Sergei Rachmaninof              To thee, O Lord

Eugène Gigout                      Toccata in B minor


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 536, 594

Thomas Ebdon Responses                Ps 60 (152, 153)

Michael Wise in F

Henry Loosemore                 O Lord, increase my faith




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 free, professional cathedral-style choral training

Please contact

Dr William Reynolds, Director of Music

01792 467606


The St Mary’s

Summer Organ Series 2019

Every Tuesday, 1.10pm-1.50pm

2nd July to 10th September

free admission – retiring collection