The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – May 2016




SUNDAY 1st May        Rogation Sunday

(The Sixth Sunday of Easter)

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Peter Williams

Hymns: 250 (omit 5 & 6), 449, 502, 530

John Richards in E minor                      Ps 67 (211)

Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni        Cantate Domino

Sigfrid Karg-Elert  Marche Triomphale: Nun danket alle Gott


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 259, 258 (t.171)

Richard Ayleward Responses            Pss 126 & 127 (339, 253)

Derek Holman in F minor

Sidney S. Campbell                Praise to God in the highest


Tuesday 3rd May          Rogation Day

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Richard Ayleward Responses                                Ps 115

George Dyson in C minor

Alexander L’Estrange           May the road rise to meet you                                                                             Hymn 431


Wednesday 4th May     Rogation Day

10.30pm Holy Eucharist

12.45pm Lunchtime Service

7.30pm RSCM Local Area Rehearsal at St Mary’s


Thursday 5th May        Ascension Day

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.30pm Mass of the Ascension

Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd Anthony Pierce

Hymns: 167, 169, 172, 563                    Ps 47 (129)

Joseph Haydn         Missa brevis Sti Joannes de Deo

Christopher Tye    The eternal gates lift up their heads

Olivier Messiaen    Transports de joie


Friday 6th

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 8th May       The Sunday after the Ascension

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Peter Williams

Hymns: 166, 457, 311, 165

Herbert Sumsion in F                            Ps 97 (Guest)

Henry Purcell        O God the King of glory

J. S. Bach                 Heut’ triumphiret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630


1.00pm Holy Baptism


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 172, 372

Thomas Tunnard Responses            Ps 68, 1-14 & 19-20 (384)

Peter Aston in F

William Mathias     Lift up your heads, O ye gates

Alexandre Guilmant March upon Handel’s ‘Lift up your heads’


Tuesday 10th   

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 139, 1-11

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

John Harper   Bless, O Lord, us thy servants     Hymn 172


Saturday 14th    Mathias, Apostle

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.00pm RSCM Swansea & Brecon Area Festival Choral Evensong at Brecon Cathedral

Thomas Tallis          If ye love me

Richard Ayleward Responses

Charles Harford Lloyd in A

Edward Elgar          The Spirit of the Lord


SUNDAY 15th May      The Day of Pentecost

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd John D.E. Davies, Bishop of Swansea & Brecon

Hymns: 175, 188, 180, 191

Harold Darke in E                                  Ps 104, 25-36 (80)

Orlando Gibbons    Come Holy Ghost, the Maker, come

Sigfrid Karg-Elert  Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 178, 187

Thomas Ebdon Responses                     Ps 150 (390)

Charles Villiers Stanford in C

Thomas Attwood   Come, Holy Ghost


Tuesday 17th   

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 139, 1-11

Samuel Arnold in A

Peter Hurford        Litany to the Holy Spirit      Hymn 189 (i)


Saturday 21st    Ember Day

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert by The International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army

Tickets £10

For further details tel. 01792 581470


SUNDAY 22nd May     Trinity Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Mark Griffiths, St Gabriel’s

Hymns: 202, 426, 392, 267

William Mathias in C                                      Ps 8 (Macfarren)

Alun Hoddinott                     Holy, holy, holy

Simon Preston                       Alleluyas


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 202, 206

John Sanders Responses                Ps 73, 1-3 & 15-27 (Liddle)

Herbert Sumsion in G

C. Kenneth Turner                               O Trinity, most blessed light


Tuesday 24th    Charles Wesley (1788) & John Wesley (1791), Priests & Missionaries

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir

Richard Ayleward Responses                                Ps 8

Edward C. Bairstow in Eb

Franz Schubert      Holy, holy, holy                     Hymn 520


Thursday 26th   Thanksgiving for Holy Communion – Corpus Christi

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 29th May     First Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Dr Peter Phillips

Hymns: 534, 415, 324, 322                    Ps 96, 1-9 (239)

Giovanni Grossi                     Messa a quattro voci

Thomas Tallis                          Verily, verily I say unto you

Johann Sebastian Bach           Prelude in B minor, BWV 544


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 564, 426

William Smith Responses                      Ps 39 (Goss)

Herbert Brewer in Eb

Charles Villiers Stanford       O for a closer walk with God


Tuesday 31st    

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

No Evening Prayer Today – Boys’ Choir on Half Term



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