Canon in Residence:
28 George Frost, Treasurer
29 - 12 Charles Taylor, Precentor
13 - 25 Tony Barnard, Chancellor
Dean: Michael Yorke
Precentor: Charles Taylor
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Andrew Lumsden

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday 28 November (Decani)

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm(s) 80 vv. 1-7
  • Missa brevis Berkely
  • Hosanna to the Son of David Weelkes
  • A tender shoot Goldschmidt
  • Hymns 14 [tune 341], 11, 18
  • Preacher: The Very Reverend Michael Yorke Dean 'A new start'
  • 3.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 25 vv. 1-10
  • 6.30pm Advent Procession - 'From Darkness to Light'

    Monday 1 November - Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 139, 140, 141
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Hymn 353 (omit *)
  • Psalm(s) 48
  • Nicholson in D flat
  • How beautiful upon the mountains Stainer

  • ANDREW THE APOSTLE - Tuesday 30 November

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 46, 47
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Hymn 200
  • Psalm(s) 87, 96
  • Weelkes (The Eighth Service)
  • Doctor bonus Victoria

  • Wednesday 1 December - Charles de Forcauld, 1916

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 6, 7, 8

  • Thursday 2 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 9, 10, 11
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Ashfield Responses
  • Psalm(s) 12, 13, 14
  • Magnificat plainsong
  • Nunc dimittis Josquin
  • Remember me, O Lord Tomkins

  • Friday 3 December - Francis Xavier, 1552

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 15, 16, 17
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong in the Lady Chapel
  • Shephard Responses
  • Psalm(s) 18
  • Gibbons (Fauxbourdon)
  • Remember not, Lord, our offences Purcell

  • Saturday 4 December

    9.30am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 19, 20, 21
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Shephard Responses
  • Hymn 1 (i)
  • Psalm(s) 22, 23
  • Gray in F minor
  • A spotless rose Howells
  • 7.30pm Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir Concert works by Handel and Malcolm Archer

    THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday 5 December (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm(s) 85 vv. 8-13
  • Messe Solennelle Vierne
  • There is no rose Joubert
  • Advent prose plainsong
  • Hymns 5, 55, 499
  • Preacher: Canon Charles Taylor Precentor - 'A new start with God'
  • 3.30pm Evensong and Dedication of the Christmas Tree
  • Shepard Responses
  • Psalm(s) 40 vv. 1-10
  • Dyson in D
  • The Wilderness S S Wesley
  • Hymns 2 [tune 76], 7, 19

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

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 30, 31
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Walsh Responses
  • Psalm(s) 32, 33, 34
  • Moeran in D
  • Behold the hour cometh Tomkins

  • Tuesday 7 December - Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 35, 36
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Walsh Responses
  • Psalm(s) 37
  • Watson in E
  • Creator of the stars Archer
  • 7.30pm Four Oaks Cluster Group Schools' Carol Service

    Wednesday 8 December - The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 38, 39, 40
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 41, 42, 43
  • 7.30pm The Friary School Carol Service

    Thursday 9 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 44, 45, 46
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 2.00pm The Willows Primary School Carol Service 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Sharpe Responses
  • Psalm(s) 47, 48, 49
  • Sheppard (The First Service)
  • Audivi vocem de caelo Tallis

  • Friday 10 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 50, 51, 52
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Tallis Responses
  • Psalm(s) 53, 54, 55
  • Sharpe (Fauxbourdon)
  • Audivi vocem de caelo Sheppard
  • 7.30pm Rotary International, District 1060, Christmas Celebration

    Saturday 11 December - Ember Day

    9.30am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 57, 58
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Walsh Responses
  • Hymn 500
  • Psalm(s) 59, 60, 61
  • Morley (The First Service)
  • Asscribe unto the Lord Travers

  • THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday 12 December (Decani)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm(s) 126
  • Missa brevis Palestrina
  • The Advent Prose Lloyd
  • Let all mortal flesh Bairstow
  • Hymns 15, 12, 6
  • Preacher: Canon Tony Barnard Chancellor - 'A new start for the World'
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Walsh Responses
  • Psalm(s) 68 vv. 1-20
  • Jackson in G
  • This the record of John Gibbons
  • Hymns 8 [tune 128(ii)] 408(i)

  • Monday 13 December - Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304; Samuel Johnson, Moralist, 1784

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 68
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 69, 70
  • 8.00pm BBC Radio Stoke Carol Service

    Tuesday 14 December - John of the Cross, Mystic, Teacher, 1591

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 71, 72
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 73, 74
  • Ayleward (The Short Service)
  • Out of the deep Morley

  • Wednesday 15 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 75, 76, 77
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 78

  • Thursday 16 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 79, 80, 81
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 82, 83, 84, 85
  • Antiphon O Sapientia
  • Andrews in D
  • Come, thou redeemer arr. Lumsden

  • Friday 17 December - Eglantine Jebb, 1928

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 86, 87, 88
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong in the Lady Chapel
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 89
  • Antiphon O Adonai
  • Byrd (Fauxbourdon)
  • This is the truth trad., arr. Vaughan Williams

  • Saturday 18 December

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 90, 91, 92
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Hymn 494 [tune 413]
  • Psalm(s) 93, 94
  • Antiphon O Radix Jesse
  • Purcell in B flat
  • Komm, Jesu, komm J S Bach

  • THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday 19 December (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Psalm(s) 89 vv. 20-27
  • Missa brevis Walton
  • Magnificat (Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense) Leighton
  • Ave Maria Biebl
  • Hymns 161 [tune 385], 295, 10
  • Preacher: The Venerable George Frost Treasurer - 'A new start at home'
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalm(s) 113
  • Antiphon O Clavis David
  • Cantate Domino Monteverdi
  • Nunc dimittis Wood in E flat Number 2
  • Ave Maria Parsons
  • Hymns 181(ii), 166 [tune 470]

  • Monday 20 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 102, 103
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Spicer Responses
  • Psalm(s) 104
  • Antiphon O Oriens
  • Magnificat primi toni a8 Palestrina
  • Nunc dimittis a8 Palestrina
  • There is no Rose 15th century English anonymous

  • Tuesday 21 December

    8.00am Holy Communion (Rite A) and St Thomas' Dole Breakfast 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalm(s) 106
  • Antiphon O Rex gentium
  • Tomkins (The Fifth Service)
  • Awake, awake; put on thy strength Wise

  • Wednesday 22 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 107
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 108, 109
  • Antiphon O Emmanuel

  • Thursday 23 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 110, 111, 112, 113
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Choristers
  • plainsong Responses
  • Psalm(s) 114
  • Antiphon O Virgo virginum
  • Magnificat plainsong
  • Nunc dimittis Sumsion in G
  • Prepare thyself, Zion J S Bach

  • Friday 24 December - Christmas Eve

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
  • Psalm(s) 116, 117, 118
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalm(s) 85
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day traditional, arr. Willcocks
  • 6.30pm Family Crib Service 11.30pm Midnight Mass sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir who will sing Carols from 11.00pm

    CHRISTMAS DAY - Saturday 25 December

    9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) at the High Altar 10.30am Festal Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day President: The Lord Bishop of Lichfield
  • Processional Hymn 30
  • Kronungsmesse (K317) Mozart
  • Hodie Christus natus est Sweelink
  • In the bleak midwinter Darke
  • Hymns 34, 26
  • Preacher: The Very Reverend Michael Yorke Dean
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 8

  • last updated: 24 November, 1999
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