The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – November 2016


Tuesday 1st November             All Saints 

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Full Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 150

Derek Holman in F minor

Christopher Tye    O come, ye servants of the Lord                                                                    Hymn 215


Friday 4th         The Saints & Martyrs of the Anglican Communion

11.00am Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist


Saturday 5th Cybi (6th Century), Abbot

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Charity Choral Concert by the Caritas Consort, in aid of Tŷ Olwen and Swansea St Mary Choral Trust

Tickets £10 (children free), available from St Mary’s in advance, or at the door

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SUNDAY 6th November        Second Sunday of the Kingdom

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 368, 385, 523,429

Harold Darke in F                                               Ps 17, 1-9 (53)

William Harris        Holy is the true light

William Mathias     Toccata giocosa


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 445, 448 (t.502)

Thomas Tallis Responses                                        Ps 40 (282)

Ernest J. Moeran in D

John Joubert          O Lorde, the maker of al thing


Tuesday 8th      The Saints of Wales

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 68, 19-29

Charles Hylton Stewart in C

Alexander L’Estrange           May the road rise to meet you

            Hymn: Lord, who in thy perfect wisdom (Blaenwern)


SUNDAY 13th November        Third Sunday of the Kingdom – Remembrance Sunday

10.55am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate Preacher: The Revd Ian Folks, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 537, 358, 427, 356

John Goss               I heard a voice from heaven

Herbert Sumsion in F                                            Ps 98 (264)

Richard Farrant      Call to remembrance

William Walton      Prologue (from A Wartime Sketchbook)


2.30pm Annual Civic Service of Remembrance


Hymns: see order of service                 Ps 139, 1-11 (Sinclair)

Charles Villiers Stanford       Lighten our darkness

Russian                   Contakion for the dead

Henry Purcell        Thou knowest, Lord

Henry Walford Davies The souls of the righteous

William Walton      Coronation March: Crown Imperial


Tuesday 15th    The Saints, Martyrs & Missionaries of North America

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 78, 60-73

George Dyson in C minor                                   

John Harper Bless, O Lord, us thy servants         Hymn 223


SUNDAY 20th November       Christ the King (Fourth Sunday of the Kingdom)

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 166, 589 (i), 409, 398

William Mathias in C                                             Ps 46 (127)

Henry Purcell        O God, the King of glory

Johann Sebastian Bach           Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 172, 563

Richard Ayleward Responses                Ps 72, 1-7 (Brewer)

Herbert Brewer in Eb

William Mathias     Lift up your heads, O ye gates


6.00pm Informal Evening Service


Tuesday 22nd

Swansea Art Society Exhibition opens in South Aisle

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 139, 1-11

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Maurice Besly        O Lord, support us                 Hymn 261


SUNDAY 27th November       Advent Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Helen Rees, Associate Priest

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 24, 36, 39, 31                            Advent Prose

John Ireland in C

Boris Ord                Adam lay ybounden

Naji Hakim             Conditor alme siderum


6.00pm Advent Carol Service

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Matin & Vesper


arr. Vaughan Williams          This is the truth

Thomas Ravenscroft              Remember, O thou man

arr. George Guest                 Zion, at thy shining gates

Percy Buck                             The Renunciation

Jacob Arcadelt                        Ave Maria

Sigfrid Karg-Elert                 Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme



Tuesday 29th Vigil and Day of Intercession for the Mission of the Church

5.30pm Choral Evensong on the Eve of Andrew, Apostle & Patron of Scotland – Boys’ Choir & Girl Choristers

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 48

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Simon Lindley        Ave Maria                             Hymn 233 (i)


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




Director: Lindsay Gray


A concert of choral music from the

Renaissance to the present day


Saturday 5th November, 7.00pm

The Collegiate & Parish Church of St Mary

Tickets £10 (Children Free)

Further details:


Weekly Service Pattern


11.00am Choral Eucharist

4.00pm Choral Evensong


5.30pm Choral Evensong (during term time)


10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.45pm Lunchtime Service

Fridays and Saturdays

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

(except 1st Friday of each month)


Christmas Classics

The Community Orchestra, with St Mary’s Choir

Monday 5th December, 7.15pm

Tickets available at the door:

Adults £8 (children free)

For further information