Canon in Residence:
30 The Chancellor; 1 - 14 The Precentor; 15 - 26 The Chancellor; 27 The Treasurer

Dean
The Very Reverend Dr N T Wright

Precentor
The Reverend Canon Charles Taylor

Organist and Master of the Choristers
Mr Andrew Lumsden


ADVENT SUNDAY - Sunday 30 November (Decani)

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm 50 vv. 1-6
  • Mass in G minor Vaughan Williams
  • Hosanna to the Son of David Weelkes
  • Venite comedite Sharpe
  • Hymns 14 [tune 341], 11, 6
  • Preacher: The Reverend Richard Prentis
  • 3.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm 68 vv. 1 - 20
  • 6.30pm The Advent Liturgy - 'From Darkness to Light'

    THE FEAST OF SAINT ANDREW THE APOSTLE (Transferred) - Monday 1 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 47, 48
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong
  • Morley Responses
  • Hymn 200
  • Psalms 67, 96
  • Blow in the Dorian Mode
  • Doctor bonus amicus Andreas Victoria

  • Tuesday 2 December - Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 9, 10, 11
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Morley Responses
  • Psalms 12, 13, 14
  • Wood in E flat (Number 1)
  • There is no rose Joubert

  • Wednesday 3 December - Saints and Martyrs of Asia; Francis Xavier, Missionary, 1552

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 15, 16, 17
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm 18

  • Thursday 4 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 19, 20, 21
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Chapel of St Stephen 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral
  • Tallis Responses
  • Psalms 22, 23
  • Magnificat plainsong
  • Nunc Dimittis Josquin
  • Audivi vocem de caelo Tallis

  • Friday 5 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 24, 25, 26
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong in the Lady Chapel
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalms 27, 28, 29
  • Byrd (Fauxbourdon)
  • Hear my prayer Purcell

  • Saturday 6 December - Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 326

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalms 30, 31
  • 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral
  • Rose Responses
  • Hymn 221 (ii)
  • Psalms 32, 33, 34
  • Moore The First Service
  • Awake, awake; put on thy strength O Zion Wise (482)
  • 7.30pm Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir Concert (with the Cathedral Choristers)
  • Requiem Masses of Durufle and Faure

  • THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT - Sunday 7 December (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm 19 vv. 7-end
  • Missa Collegium Regale Howells
  • Benedicite Sumsion in B flat
  • Ave verum corpus Elgar
  • Hymns 466, 438 [tune 296(ii)], 482
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • 3.30pm Evensong with Blessing of the Christmas Tree
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalm 119 vv. 89-104
  • Humfrey in E minor
  • Thy word is a lantern Purcell (344)
  • Hymns 2 [tune 76], 7, 19 vv. 1, 6, 7, 8

  • Monday 8 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 38, 39, 40
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalms 41, 42, 43
  • Farrant (The High Service)
  • Hear my prayer, O God Batten (35)

  • Tuesday 9 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 44, 45, 46
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalms 47, 48, 49
  • 8.00pm BBC Local Radio Carol Service please be seated by 7.30pm

    Wednesday 10 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 50, 51, 52
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalms 53, 54, 55
  • 7.30pm The Friary School Carol Service

    Thursday 11 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 56, 57
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Chapel of St Stephen 3.30pm The Staffordshire Regiment - Ferozeshah Commemoration 5.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalms 59, 60, 61
  • Byrd (The Third Service)
  • Behold, the hour cometh Tomkins

  • Friday 12 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 62, 63, 64
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalms 65, 66, 67
  • Holmes (Fauxbourdon)
  • When David heard Weelkes

  • Saturday 13 December

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm 68
  • 3.00am Staffordshire Women's Institute Carol Service 5.30pm Evensong in thanksgiving for the life and work of Sally Walters
  • Sing praise to God who reigns above Richard Lloyd
  • Smith Responses
  • Psalm 139 vv. 1-18
  • Stanford in C
  • Evening Hymn Balfour Gardiner
  • Hymns on Special Service Sheet

  • THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - Sunday 14 December (Decani)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Benedictus tonus peregrinus
  • Messe Solennelle Vierne
  • A tender shoot Goldschmidt
  • The Advent Prose plainsong
  • Hymns 12, 294, 5
  • Preacher: The Reverend Adrian Daffern Trasurer's Vicar and Team Vicar in the Stafford Team Ministry
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Psalms 11, 14
  • Murrill in E
  • Vox dicentis E W Naylor
  • Hymns 170(i), 500

  • Monday 15 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 75, 76, 77
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ayleward Responses
  • Psalm 78
  • Tallis in the Dorian Mode
  • The truth from above English Tradition, arr Vaughan Williams

  • Tuesday 16 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 79, 80, 81
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Choristers
  • plainsong Responses
  • Psalms 82, 83
  • O Sapientia
  • Ridout (The St Albans Service)
  • Prepare thyself, Zion J S Bach
  • 7.30pm King Edward VI School Carol Service

    Wednesday 17 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 86, 87, 88
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm 89
  • O Adonai
  • 7.30pm Sir Malcolm Sargent Cancer Care Carol Concert

    Thursday 18 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalms 90, 91, 92
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Chapel of St Stephen 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ayleward Responses
  • Psalms 93, 94
  • A Radix Jesse
  • Batten (The Fourth Service)
  • Out of the Deep Morley (288)
  • 8.00pm Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir Carol Concert

    Friday 19 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 95, 96, 97
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong by Candlelight in the Lady Chapel
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalms 98, 99, 100, 101
  • O Clavis David
  • Magnificat Morley (Fauxbourdon)
  • Nunc Dimittis Holst
  • O God, the proud are risen against me Tomkins
  • 7.30pm Lichfield Cathedral School Carol Service

    Saturday 20 December

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm 102, 103
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Reading Responses
  • Hymn 499
  • Psalms 104
  • O Oriens
  • East (The Verse Service)
  • Ascribe unto the Lord Travers (419)

  • THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT - Sunday 21 December (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm 45 vv. 11-18
  • Missa brevis Berkeley
  • The Advent Prose Richard Lloyd
  • Bogoroditse Dyevo Rachmaninov
  • Hymns 188(ii) vv. 1, 2, 3, 7, 295, 3(ii)
  • Preacher: The Precentor
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Reading Responses
  • Psalm 131
  • O Rex gentium
  • Purcell in G minor
  • Komm, Jesu, komm J S Bach
  • Hymns 181(ii), 10

  • THE FEAST OF SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE (transferred) - Monday 22 December

    8.00am Holy Communion (Rite A) followed by St Thomas' Dole Breakfast 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral
  • Harris Responses
  • Hymn AMR 534
  • Psalm 92
  • Read in F
  • Holy is the true light Harris

  • Tuesday 23 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 110, 111, 112, 113
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir
  • Byrd Responses
  • Psalms 114, 115
  • O Virgo virginum
  • Gibbons (The Short Service)
  • Veni Emmanuel Kodaly

  • CHRISTMAS EVE - Wednesday 24 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalms 137, 138
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalm 85
  • Hymn 29
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day English traditional arr. Willcocks
  • 6.30pm The Blessing of the Crib with the Choristers 11.30pm Midnight Mass sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir who will sing carols from 11.00pm

    CHRISTMAS DAY - THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B) President: The Lord Bishop of Lichfield
  • Processional Hymn 30
  • Missa Sancti Nicholai Haydn
  • Hodie Christus natus est Sweelinck
  • In the bleak midwinter Darke
  • Hymns 188(ii) vv. 1, 2, 3, 7, 295, 3(ii)
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalms 8, 110

  • THE FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR - Friday 26 December

    9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 3.30pm The Cathedral Carol Service

    THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST - Saturday 27 December

    Cathedral Choir vacation until 12 January, 1998 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong sung by the choir of St Mary's Church, Tickhill
  • Smith Responses
  • Psalm 21
  • Hymn 202
  • Stanford in C
  • Candlelight Carol Rutter

  • last updated: 30 November, 1997
    ©1997 Richard Shakeshaft