The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – May 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)


Tuesday 1st May Philip & James, Apostles

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

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 149

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Henry Walford Davies          Blessed are the pure in heart                                                                                                Hymn 600


Wednesday 2nd May     Athanasius (373), Bishop & Doctor

10.30pm Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

7.15pm RSCM Local Area Rehearsal at St Mary’s


Friday 4th        

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist


SUNDAY 6th May       Rogation Sunday

(The Sixth Sunday of Easter)

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 180, 188, 324, 152

Herbert Sumsion in F                                            Ps 98 (264)

John Boyce             If ye love me

Sigfrid Karg-Elert  Marche Triomphale: Nun danket alle Gott


1.00pm Holy Baptism


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 581 (i), 448

Thomas Tunnard Responses                            Ps 45 (125, 126)

Charles Wood in Eb (No.2)  

Sidney S. Campbell                Praise to God in the highest


Tuesday 8th      Rogation Day, Julian of Norwich (c.1417), Spiritual Writer

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 128

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                Rerum Deus tenax vigor      Hymn 431


Thursday 10th   Ascension Day

7.00pm Mass of the Ascension

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

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

Josef Haydn            Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo

Christopher Tye    The eternal gates lift up their heads

Sigfrid Karg Elert   Lord Christ, I give thee praises


8.30pm Organ Recital: Dr William Reynolds

Olivier Messiaen Symphonic Meditation L'Ascension

Free admission – retiring collection


Saturday 12th   

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


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

Felix Mendelssohn Above all praise and majesty

Philip Radcliffe Responses                     Ps 47 (Jackson)

Henry Smart in Bb

Francis Jackson       Sing praise to God who reigns above


7.30pm Salvation Army Concert


SUNDAY 13th May      The Sunday after the Ascension

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 166, 172, 311, 398                                    Ps 1 (26)

Sydney H. Nicholson             Missa Sancti Magni

Henry Purcell        O God, the King of glory

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


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 172, 372

William Reynolds Responses Ps 147, 1-11 (384)

Philip Moore          The Third Service

Philip Moore          The song of Christ’s glory

Norman Cocker     Tuba Tune


6.00pm Informal Evening Service


Tuesday 16th Edmwnd Prys (1624), Poet, Priest & Translator, and John Davies (1644), Priest and Translator

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 68

Eric H. Thiman in G

Georg Frederic Handel         How beautiful are the feet                                                                                   Hymn 216


SUNDAY 20th May     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 Choral Evensong

Hymns: 178, 187

Thomas Ebdon Responses                     Ps 139, 1-11 (Sinclair)

Peter Aston in F

Thomas Attwood                   Come, Holy Ghost

Christopher Tambling           Fanfare: Shine, Jesus, shine


Tuesday 22nd

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

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

Richard Ayleward Responses                                Ps 135

George Dyson in C minor

Orlando Gibbons    Come, Holy Ghost                Hymn 189 (i)


SUNDAY 27th May     Trinity Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 202, 426, 392, 267

William Mathias     Communion Series 3             Ps 29 (84)

Orlando di Lasso                     Tibi Laus

Simon Preston                       Alleluyas


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 202, 206

Richard Ayleward Responses                Ps 104, 1-9 (380)

Herbert Brewer in Eb

Malcolm Archer                    O Trinity of blessed light

Johann Sebastian Bach      Fugue in Eb (‘St Anne’), BWV 552


Tuesday 29th   

No Evensong Today – Half Term



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



Feast of the Ascension

Thursday 10th May, 8.30pm


Olivier Messiaen’s


Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ


Performed by Dr William Reynolds

Free admission – retiring collection