The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – November 2018



Friday 2rd          All Souls

11.00am Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist



SUNDAY 4th November         First Sunday of the Kingdom

11.00am Choral Eucharist, with admission of new Choral Scholars

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 230, 607, 232, 227

William Harris in F                                Ps 24, 1-6 (73)

Christopher Tye    O come, ye servants of the Lord

Marcel Dupré        Placare Christe servulis


4.00pm A Service of Music, Readings & Reflection for All Souls

Hymns: 594, 22

William Croft         Burial Sentences

C. Hubert H. Parry                Chorale Prelude on ‘Eventide’


Tuesday 6th      Illtyd (5th century), Abbot

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Senior Girl Choristers, supported by Upper Voices

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 100

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Henry Walford Davies  God be in my head       Hymn 504


SUNDAY 11th November        Second Sunday of the Kingdom – Remembrance Sunday

10.55am Choral Eucharist

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

Hymns: 537, 358, 427, 356

Richard Farrant      Call to remembrance

John Richards in E minor                      Ps 62, 5-12 (159)

William Croft         I know that my redeemer liveth

C. Hubert H. Parry Chorale Prelude on ‘St Ann’s’


2.30pm Annual Civic Service of Remembrance

Preacher: The Revd Lionel Hopkins, British Legion Chaplain

Hymns: see order of service              Ps 121 (Walford Davies)

Geraint Lewis        Souls of the righteous

Russian                   Contakion for the dead

Henry Purcell        Thou knowest, Lord

William Croft         I heard a voice from heaven

Herbert Brewer     Marche Héroïque


Tuesday 13th    Charles Simeon (1836), Priest & Teacher

5.30pm Choral Evensong – sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 40

J. H. Arnold            Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                Sol praeceps rapitur               Hymn 18


Saturday 18th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.30pm Concert: UWTSD – A Concert of Remembrance

Tickets £8, £5, See poster for details


SUNDAY 18th November        Third Sunday of the Kingdom

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 368, 445, 435, 538

Harold Darke in F                                                  Ps 16 (52)

Tomás Luis de Victoria          O quam gloriosum

C. Hubert H. Parry                             Chorale Prelude on ‘Croft’s 136th


2.00pm RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Blessing Service


There is no Choral Evensong today due to the City Christmas Parade


Tuesday 20th

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Senior Girl Choristers, supported by Upper Voices

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 67

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Franz Schubert      Holy, holy, holy                     Hymn 261


Saturday 24th

11.00am Service for 16 days of Activism

12.30pm Holy Eucharist, with Healing


SUNDAY 25th November       Christ the King (Fourth Sunday of the Kingdom)

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr Ian Folks, Curate

Hymns: 166, 589 (i), 409, 398                               Ps 93 (84)

Sydney H. Nicholson Missa Sancti Magni

Henry Purcell        O God, the King of glory

C. Hubert H. Parry                Chorale Prelude on the ‘Old 104th


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 172, 563

Philip Radcliffe Responses                                 Ps 72 (Brewer)

Philip Moore          Third Service

Philip Moore          The song of Christ’s glory

Louis Vierne          Carillon, from 24 Pièces en style libre


Tuesday 27th

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 101

Eric H. Thiman in G

Gerald H. Knight   Christ, whose glory fills the sky                                                                                            Hymn 506


Friday 30th  

12.30pm Carers Wales Eucharist


SUNDAY 2nd December         Advent Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist


6.00pm Advent Carol Service


Weekly Service Pattern


11.00am Choral Eucharist

4.00pm Choral Evensong


12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid (4th Tuesday of each month)

5.30pm Choral Evensong (during term time)


10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

Fridays and Saturdays

12.30pm Holy Eucharist (except 1st Friday of each month)



Become a New Generation Chorister

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

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