The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – March 2018


Friday 2nd Chad (672), Bishop

Women’s World Day of Prayer

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 4th March    Third Sunday of Lent

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 290, 97, 304, 455

John Ireland in C                   Lent Prose

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Blessed are they that always keep judgement

Ralph Vaughan Williams    Hymn Prelude on ‘Bryn Calfaria’


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 13, 562

Richard Ayleward Responses                                Pss 11 & 12

Plainsong                                Magnificat Tonus Perigrinus

Tomás Luis de Victoria          Nunc dimittis tertii toni

William Child     O God, wherefore art thou absent from us?

Michelangelo Rossi                Toccata Prima


Tuesday 6th

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir, with Senior Girl Choristers

Thomas Tallis Responses                                        Ps 64

George Dyson in C minor

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Lead me, Lord        Hymn 97


Friday 9th

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 11th March Fourth Sunday of LentMothering Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

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

Anthony Piccolo    Canterbury Mass                   Lent Prose

William Byrd          Ave verum corpus

William Croft         Voluntary in A minor for Double Organ


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 243, 241 (t.435)

William Reynolds Responses                 Pss 13 & 14

Charles Macpherson in G

William Child         Bow down thine ear, O Lord


Tuesday 13th

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 80

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                Audi, benigne Conditor        Hymn 99 (ii)


SUNDAY 18th March  Passion Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant; The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 122 (ii), 127, 119, 499 (omit *)

William Mathias in C                             Lent Prose

Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley          Is it nothing to you?

Alexandre Guilmant           Preludio (Sonata No3 in C minor)


1.00pm Holy Baptism


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 108, 120

Thomas Tallis Responses                        Ps 107, 1-22

Thomas Attwood Walmisley in D minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Ave verum corpus

Johann Sebastian Bach           O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622


6.00pm Informal Service


Tuesday 20th Cuthbert (687), Bishop

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

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 61

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Edward Elgar          Ave verum                             Hymn 108


Saturday 24th    Oscar Romero (1908), Bishop & Martyr

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.30pm Concert: Swansea Philharmonic Choir – Duruflé Requiem (see poster for details)


SUNDAY 25th March  Palm Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Blessing of Palms & Procession

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 128, 129, 112, 499 (verses 1-7)

Bartholomäus Gesius             Hosianna dem Sohne Davids

Antonio Lotti         Missa brevis                            Lent Prose

Arthur Hutchings Hosanna to the Son of David

Alexandre Guilmant             Fuga (Sonata No3 in C minor)


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 129, 499 (omit *)

Thomas Ebdon Responses                                     Ps 69. 1-19

Herbert Sumsion in A

Grayston Ives                         Ride on


Holy Week


Monday in Holy Week 26th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


Tuesday in Holy Week 27th

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 27

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

William Reynolds   Drop, drop slow tears            Hymn 123


Wednesday in Holy Week 28th

10.30pm Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service


Maundy Thursday 29th

7.00pm Mass of the Last Supper, with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Curate

Hymns: 130, 322, 316

Joseph Haydn         Missa brevis Sti Joannes de Deo

Plainsong                Ubi caritas         Ps 116, 1-2 & 11-16 (292)

Orlando Gibbons    Drop, drop slow tears

John Boyce             If ye love me          Ps 88 (Plainsong)


Good Friday 30th

2.00pm Liturgy of the Passion

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 123, 127, 557                                            Ps 22, 1-21

Philip Marshall       Litany

Tomás Luis de Victoria          Popule meus

John Bull                                In the departure of the Lord


Holy Saturday 31st 

12.30pm Healing Service

7.00pm Easter Vigil – sung by Cantors

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

Hymns: 568, 138, 148

Plainsong                                Missa de Angelis

Charles Villiers Stanford       At Easter-tide


SUNDAY 1st April       Easter Day

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with Orchestra

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

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

Charles Wood        This joyful Easter-tide

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Spatzenmesse

Easter Anthems (Middleton)

Marco Antonio Ingegneri Haec dies

Alexandre Guilmant         Paraphrase on a Chorus by Handel


4.00pm Festal Choral Evensong

Hymns: 154 (omit *), 162

William Smith Responses                Pss 114 (286), 117 (Elvey)

Charles Villiers Stanford in Bb

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Blessed be the God and Father

William Harris                        Fantasy: Easter Hymn


Following Evensong on Easter Day St Mary's Choirs will be in recess until Sunday 15th April


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

12.45pm Lunchtime Service

Fridays and Saturdays

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

(except 1st Friday of each month)



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 receive a free, professional cathedral-style choral training

Please contact

Dr William Reynolds, Director of Music

01792 467606