The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – March 2016



Tuesday 1st March       David, Bishop & Patron Saint of Wales

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 92

George Dyson in C minor   

George Thalban Ball              God be in my head

Hymn: Lord, who in thy perfect wisdom


Wednesday 2nd

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.45pm Lunchtime Service

1.30pm Funeral of Mr Albert Philips

Hymns: 589 (i), 123


Friday 4th         Women’s World Day of Prayer

11.00pm Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

1.15pm Funeral of Mrs Mary Wilding


SUNDAY 6th March Fourth Sunday of LentMothering Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: Fr Mark Griffiths, St Gabriel’s

Preacher: Revd John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 487, 238, 241 (t.435), 505

Giovanni Grossi     Messa a quattro voci              Lent Prose

Jacob Arcadelt                        Ave Maria

Michelangelo Rossi                Toccata prima


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 243, 241 (t.435)

Thomas Tunnard Responses                 Ps 30 (88 & 89)

Charles Wood in C minor

Edward Elgar                          Ave Maria


Tuesday 8th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 36

Charles Hylton Stewart in C

Henry Purcell        Thou knowest, Lord              Hymn 99 (ii)


SUNDAY 13th March  Passion Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Alan Rabjohns

Hymns: 122 (ii), 127, 119, 557

Antonio Lotti                         Missa brevis            Lent Prose

Carlos Correa                         O vos omnes

Bernardo Pasquini                 Toccata


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 108, 120

Thomas Tallis Responses                        Ps 34 (Ouseley)

Healey Willan                        Faux-bourdons

Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley          Is it nothing to you


Tuesday 15th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 50, 1-15

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Edward Elgar          Ave verum                             Hymn 108


Saturday 19th    Joseph of Nazareth

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.30pm Swansea Bach Choir 50th Anniversary Concert: Haydn – The Creation

Tickets: £15, £12, (£5)


SUNDAY 20th March  Palm Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Blessing of Palms & Procession

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr David Jenkins

Hymns: 128, Who is this, 112, 565

Bartholomäus Gesius             Hosianna dem Sohne Davids

John Ireland in C                                                   Lent Prose

Arthur Hutchings                 Hosanna to the Son of David

Max Reger             Toccata in D minor


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 129, 499 (verses 1-7)

Thomas Ebdon Responses                     Ps 69, 1-19 (172)

William Harris in A

Grayston Ives                         Ride on


Holy Week


Tuesday in Holy Week 22nd

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 27

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

William Reynolds   Drop, drop slow tears            Hymn 123


Maundy Thursday 24th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper, with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr David Jenkins

Hymns: 130, Will you let (393), Love is his word, 322, 316

Joseph Haydn         Missa brevis Sti Joannes de Deo

Plainsong                Ubi caritas               Ps 116, 11-16 (292)

Orlando Gibbons    Drop, drop slow tears

John Boyce             If ye love me          Ps 88 (plainsong)


Good Friday 25th

2.00pm Liturgy of the Passion

Preacher: Fr David Jenkins

Hymns: 123, 127, It is finished! (AMR124)          Ps 22, 1-21

Tomás Luis de Victoria          Popule meus

John Bull                                In the departure of the Lord


Holy Saturday 26th

7.30pm Easter Vigil – sung by Cantors

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr David Jenkins

Hymns: 568, 138, 148

Plainsong                                Missa de Angelis


SUNDAY 27th March  Easter Day

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Orchestra

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr David Jenkins

Hymns: 149 (pt 1 & Dox), 147, 160, 157

Barry Rose              I am the first and the last

Franz Schubert      Mass in G     Easter Anthems (Middleton)

Marco Antonio Ingegneri Haec dies

Franz Schmidt        Prelude & Fugue in D (Alleluia)


4.00pm Festal Choral Evensong

Hymns: 154 (omit *), 162

Richard Ayleward Responses          Pss 114 (286), 117 (Elvey)

Charles Villiers Stanford in Bb

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Blessed be the God and Father


Following Evensong on Easter Day St Mary's Choirs will be in recess until Sunday 10th April




Weekly Service Pattern


11.00am Choral Eucharist

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Monday to Saturday

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong on Tuesdays


10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.45pm Lunchtime Service



Central Swansea Team Ministry


Team Rector of Central Swansea,

Vicar of St Mary’s & Director of the College of St Mary:



Archdeacon of Gower:

The Venerable Robert J. Williams OStJ MA BEd BD


Area Dean of Swansea::

The Revd Canon Hugh Lervy


Team Vicar: The Revd Sue Knight (St Mark & St John)

Assistant Curate: The Revd John Anthony (Deacon)


Lay Reader Emeritus: Mr Leslie Taylor


Director Of Music:

Dr William Reynolds BMus MA PhD FRCO LRSM LTCL AWACM


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