The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – November 2019


Friday 1st November    All Saints 

11.00am Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist


Saturday 2nd     All Souls

12.30pm Holy Eucharist


SUNDAY 3rd November         First Sunday of the Kingdom

11.00am Choral Eucharist for All Saints

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Sam Aldred, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 230, 216, 232, 227

Anthony Piccolo    Canterbury Mass                   Ps 149

Tomás Luis de Victoria          O quam glorisum

Marcel Dupré        Placare Christe servulis


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

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 594, 22

William Croft         Burial Sentences


Tuesday 5th      Cybi (6th century), Abbot

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

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 100

J.H. Arnold             Tones & Fauxbourdons

Plainsong                Sol preceps rapitur                 Hymn 504


Friday 8th         The Saints of Wales

12.00pm Holy Eucharist

1.00pm Funeral

Hymns 594, 516 (ii


SUNDAY 10th November        Second Sunday of the Kingdom – Remembrance Sunday

10.55am Choral Eucharist, with Act of Remembrance and admission of Choral Scholars

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Curate:

Hymns: 537, 358, 368, 356

Richard Farrant      Call to remembrance

Harold Darke in F                                  Ps 17, 1-8 (53)

William Croft         I know that my redeemer liveth

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


2.30pm Annual Civic Service of Remembrance

Preacher: The Most Revd John D. E. Davies, Archbishop of Wales

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

Peter Aston            So they gave their bodies

Russian                   Contakion for the dead

Henry Purcell        Thou knowest, Lord

William Croft         I heard a voice from heaven

Edward Elgar          Pomp and Circumstance March No.4


Tuesday 12th    Tysilio (6th century), Abbot

5.30pm Choral Evensong Upper voices

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 40

Edward C. Bairstow in Eb

George Frederic Handel       How beautiful are the feet

                                Hymn 222


SUNDAY 17th November        Third Sunday of the Kingdom, Prisoners’ Sunday & Week

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant; The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 577, 458, 500 (t.438), 315

Herbert Sumsion in F                                            Ps 98 (264)

Adrian Batten        Haste thee, O God

Max Reger             Toccata in D minor


There is no Choral Evensong today due to City Christmas Parade


Tuesday 19th Elizabeth of Hungary (1231), Princess

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

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 67

J. H. Arnold            A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Henry Walford Davies Blessed are the pure in heart

                                                                                Hymn 261


Saturday 23rd Clement (c.100), Bishop & Martyr

11.00am 16 Days of Activism Service

12.30pm Holy Eucharist, with Healing


SUNDAY 24th November       Christ the King (Fourth Sunday of the Kingdom)

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 166, 557, 555, 398                    Ps 46 (127)

Sydney Nicholson                  Missa Sancti Magni

Henry Purcell                        O God, the King of glory

William Mathias                     Toccata Giocosa


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


Monday 25th John Donne (1631), Priest & Poet

2.00pm Mothers’ Union Advent Service


Tuesday 266h

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

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

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 101

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

Alexandre L’Estrange           May the road rise to meet you

Hymn 490


SUNDAY 1st December          Advent Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist


6.00pm Deanery 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)




A welcome to new singers

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