The First Sunday of Christmas

The First Sunday of Christmas

The Minster Communion

31 December 2023, 10.00am

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President: The Reverend Louise Bale Curate
Preacher: The Reverend Louise Bale Curate
Reader: Caroline Bolt
Intercessor: Valerie Gaskell
Organist: John Bodiley LTCL, ARCO
Readings: Isaiah 61:10—62:3, Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 2:15-21
Hymns: Of the Father’s love begotten; O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Hymns: In the bleak mid-winter; Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Family Communion

25 December 2023, 10.00am

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President: The Reverend Louise Bale Curate
Preacher: The Reverend Jamie Fox Curate
Organist: Miles Quick
Readings: Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-4
Gospel: John 1:1-14
Hymns: Joy to the world; Away in a manger
Hymns: While shepherds watched their flocks by night; Hark the herald angels sing

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

The First Communion of Christmas

24 December 2023, 11.30pm

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President: The Reverend Jamie Fox Curate
Preacher: The Reverend Tobie Osmond Vicar
Readers: Lesley Ann Webb; Scarlett Atherton
Intercessor: Jean Lee
Organist: Andrew Carter FRCO, LRAM, ARCM
Director of Music: Miles Quick
Reading: Isaiah 9: 2-7, Titus 2: 11-14
Gospel: Luke 2:2-14
Carols: It came upon the midnight clear; O little town of Bethlehem
Carols: Silent night, holy night; O come, all ye faithful,
Anthem: Gentle Babe Words: Miles Quick; Music: Colin Dowdeswell

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Minster Communion

24 December 2023, 10.00am

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President: The Reverend Tobie Osmond Vicar
Preacher: The Reverend Louise Bale Curate
Deacon: The Reverend Jamie Fox Curate
Reader: Cheryl Birkett
Intercessor: Jean Lee
Organist & Director of Music: Miles Quick
Reading: Romans 1:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25
Hymns: While shepherds watched their flocks by night; A great and mighty wonder
Hymns: From the squalor of a borrowed stable; Of the Father’s love begotten
Anthem: Away in a manger arr David Willcocks

A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas

A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas

17 December 2023, 5.00pm

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Hear the story of the birth of Christ through readings & music. The 50-strong Minster choir will sing. Carols for all. Trumpets too! Stay for mulled wine & mince pies afterwards.

Officiant: The Reverend Jamie Fox Curate
Organist: Andrew Carter FRCO, LRAM, ARCM
Director of Music: Miles Quick

The Third Sunday of Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent

The Minster Communion

17 December 2023, 10.00am

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President: The Reverend Jamie Fox Curate
Preacher: The Reverend Gwen Smith Associate Priest
Deacon: The Reverend Tobie Osmond Vicar
Reader: Alan Ladd
Intercessor: Richard Austin
Organist: Andrew Carter FRCO, LRAM, ARCM
Director of Music: Miles Quick
Reading: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28
Hymns: Come, thou long-expected Jesus; From heaven you came, helpless babe
Hymns: Christ is the world’s light, he and none other; Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding
Anthem: Remember Adam’s fall Thomas Ravenscroft, 1611

The Second Sunday of Advent

The Second Sunday of Advent

The Minster Communion

10 December 2023, 10.00am

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President: The Reverend Louise Bale Curate
Preacher: The Reverend Tobie Osmond Vicar
Deacon: Valerie Gaskell
Reader: Jean Lee
Intercessor: Valerie Gaskell
Organist: John Bodiley LTCL, ARCO
Director of Music: Miles Quick
Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-15a
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
Hymns: On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry; From the squalor of a borrowed stable
Hymns: Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding; Hills of the North rejoice
Anthem: The Angel Gabriel from heaven came Basque traditional Arr: C E Pettman

Advent: From Darkness to Light

Advent: From Darkness to Light

3 December 2023, 5.00pm

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Officiant: The Reverend Tobie Osmond Vicar
Organist: John Bodiley LTCL, ARCO
Director of Music: Miles Quick

Please note that because the first part of the service will be in darkness (and then progress to candlelight and eventually to full light), the livestream for the first part may not be as visible due to the limitations of the cameras at low light.