Patronal Festival: The Blessed Virgin Mary


Join us for this Choral Eucharist as we celebrate the birth of our patron saint with the Admission and Re-dedication of our Stewards.

 

Psalm: 45 (10-end)

 

Hymns: 185; 268; 186

 

Setting: Schubert in G

 

Anthems: Ave Maria (Robert Parsons), Salve Regina (Lennox Berkeley)

 

A Choral Eucharist is the same as a said Eucharist, except with the addition of glorious organ music and choral pieces, hymns in which the congregation joins the singing, and a homily or sermon. This usually takes place on Sunday mornings and at other times on special festival days.

The Choral Eucharist is almost always located in the nave; the service lasts for an hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.