Festal Evensong for St Richard of Chichester

Sunday 18th June 2017

6.30pm -7.30pm

 

To celebrate the 'Sussex Saint' the choir will be joined by singers from other churches to present some special music, including the beautiful anthem 'Prayer of St Richard' by Malcolm Archer.

 

Refreshments will be served afterwards, all welcome.


Festal Evensong for HM the Queen's Accession

Sunday 12th February at 6.30pm

 

The choir will be singing special music to celebrate Her Majesty's long reign and there will be prayers for the monarch.

 

The service will last an hour and refreshments will be served afterwards - all welcome.


Festal Evensong for St Margaret's Day

Sunday 17th July at 6.30pm

 

Our Patronal Festival is 20th July and this year we will be celebrating it on the nearest Sunday with a special evening service. 

 

The choir will lead us with music from "Margaret of Antioch", written by Christopher Loveless and Mark Browse in 2004.

 

The 17th is also the anniversary of Christopher's death, so the service will include the dedication of a brass light holder for the Sanctuary candle, in memory of  his life of dedicated prayer for the Parish.

 

The service will last about an hour and refreshments will be served in church afterwards.


Festal Evensong for Pentecost or Whitsunday

Sunday 15th May at 6.30pm

 

Canticles by T.A.Walmisley

Anthem 'Holy, heavenly love' by M.Browse

 

Special music and an extended choir at this service of thanksgiving for the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome


Festal Evensong for Palm Sunday

Sunday 20th March at 6.30pm

 

Introit 'View me, Lord' by Lloyd

Canticles by Thomas Morley

Anthem 'Turn back, O Man' by Holst

Voluntary Epilogue on 'St Theodulph' by Healey Willan

 

A quieter more reflective service after the "Hosannas" in the morning, we meet to worship, sing, and pray at the beginning of Holy Week, one of the richest seasons in the church year.


The Presentation of Christ at the Temple

Sunday 31st January at 6.30pm

 

This Festal Evensong will mark the feast of Candlemas or the Presentation of Christ to the Temple with the choir leading our worship. We will sing George Dyson's setting of the evening canticles, which includes the Nunc Dimittis, a beautiful musical rendering of Simeon's words as he greeted the child Messiah: "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace". Along with anthems and seasonal hymns this will be a glorious way to end the Christmas and Epiphany season, as we start to look ahead to Lent and Easter.

All are welcome at this special service of worship and thanksgiving, and refreshments will be served afterwards.


Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 20th December, at 6.30pm

The church is packed and warm, and the Christmas tree glimmers as a solo voice starts to sing "Once in royal David's city..." - traditional Christmas at the heart of the community.

Come and hear the choir, ponder over the readings and lift the roof with your singing.

All are welcome to stay behind for wine and mince pies served afterwards in the Parish Room.