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The Solemn Eucharist for Palm Sunday started in the Church Grounds with the Blessing of the Palms. We were very fortunate with the weather, which thankfully remained dry for the occasion. The Choir led the worship with the setting of the Missa Brevis by Palestrina. We would like to thank Mrs Gwen Martin for playing the Organ for this service. Later that Evening the Girls Choir led the worship at Choral Evensong, which included the dramatic anthem “Ride on in Majesty” by Grayston Ives.

As we enter a busy week, please note the following service times: Holy Thursday: 8:00pm Solemn Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper, Stripping of the Altars and Procession to the Altar of Repose. Good Friday: 12:00 Noon, Matins (Mens Voices) 1:30pm The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday (Full Choir) Holy Saturday: 9:00pm The Solemn Pascal Vigil of Easter ( Girls Choir ) Easter Day: 11:00am The Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection. (Full Choir) Full Details of the music for these and all service can be found under the diary listings on this website.

After Easter, the Boys and Gentlemen of the Choir travel to Westport, Co. Mayo to sing at two Services, on Saturday 29th March at 7:30pm Vigil Mass, Saint Mary’s Church, The Mall, Westport, and on Sunday 30th March at 11:30am Matins, Holy Trinity Church, Newport Road, Westport. This will be the first choir trip under the direction of our new Director of Music, Fraser Wilson.

The Choir return to Saint Bartholomew’s Church for the service of Solemn Eucharist on Sunday 6th April (Easter 2), following this service, the Annual Easter General Vestry meeting will take place in the Church. This is an important meeting, and as well as the annual elections to Select Vestry, we will also hold the triennial elections for Synod Representatives, and Parochial Nominators.