The Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Chad, Lichfield

May 1989

Canon in Residence: The Custos Canon John Howe

Precentor
W J Turner

Subchanter
P L Holliday

Organist and Master of the Choristers
J Rees-Williams


ST PHILIP AND ST JAMES, APOSTLES - Monday 1 May - Rogation Day

5.30pm Evensong
  • Statham Responses
  • Psalms 6-8
  • Office Hymn 164
  • Watson in E
  • Stanford How beauteous are their feet

  • Tuesday 2 May - Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373. Rogation Day

    5.30pm Evensong - said (Choristers give concert in Edgmond)

    Wednesday 3 May - Rogation Dat

    5.30pm Evensong - said

    ASCENSION DAY - Thursday 4 May

    9.30am Sung Eucharist Boys' Voices
  • Britten Missa brevis
  • Hymns 130, 134, 338, 443
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Clucas Responses
  • Psalm 24
  • Office Hymn 128(ii)
  • Murrill in E
  • Vaughan Williams O clap your hands

  • Friday 5 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Byrd Responses
  • Psalms 27-29
  • Hunt Short Service
  • Byrd I will not leave you comfortless

  • Saturday 6 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalms 32-34
  • Office Hymn 129
  • Tomkins Fifth Service
  • Gibbons O clap your hands

  • SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY - Sunday 7 May (Cantoris)

    10.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Psalm 24
  • Hymn 109(ii)
  • Stanford in C
  • Stanford Jubilate in C
  • Schubert Where thou reignest
  • Hymns 134, 332
  • Preacher: Canon John Turner
  • 3.30pm Staffordshire Youth and Community Service

    Monday 8 May - Julian of Norwich, Mystic, c.1417

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Reading Responses
  • Psalm 41-43
  • Gray in G
  • Gibbons O God, the king of glory

  • Tuesday 9 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Shephard Responses
  • Psalm 47-49
  • Sumsion in G
  • Finzi God is gone up

  • Wednesday 10 May

    5.30pm Evensong sung bu the Master's Chorale, Newhall, Califonia, USA

    Thursday 11 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Gibbons and Barnard Responses
  • Psalms 59-61
  • Alcock in F
  • Croft God is gone up

  • Friday 12 May - William Higgins, Precentor of Lichfield Cathedral, 1666

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Byrd Responses
  • Psalms 65-67
  • Byrd Third Service
  • Byrd Psallite domino

  • Saturday 13 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Psalms 69, 70
  • Office Hymn 136
  • Gibbons Second Service
  • Byrd Alleluia, ascendit deus

  • PENTECOST Whit Sunday - Sunday 14 May

    10.30am Sung Eucharist
  • The Whit Sunday Sequence (EH 520 - choir only)
  • Hymn 431
  • Palestrina Missa papae marcelli
  • Weelkes Jubilate for five voices
  • Tallis O Lord, give thy holy spirit
  • Hymns 137, 140
  • Preacher: The Venerable Richard Ninis
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Ayleward Responses
  • Psalm 104
  • Office Hymn 342(i)
  • Weelkes Service for five voices
  • Palestrina Dum complerentur
  • Hymn 367(i)

  • ST MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE (transferred from 14th) - Monday 15 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Trepte Responses
  • Psalms 78
  • Office Hymn 165
  • Moeran in D
  • Matthias O sing unto the Lord

  • Tuesday 16 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Reading Responses
  • Psalms 82-85
  • Rootham in E minor
  • Attwood Come holy ghost

  • Wednesday 17 May

    5.30pm Evensong - said

    Thursday 18 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalm 93, 94
  • Wood in E flat, Number Two
  • Sterndale Bennett God is a spirit

  • Friday 19 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Tallis Responses
  • Psalms 98-101
  • Tallis in the Dorian Mode
  • Tallis If you love me

  • Saturday 20 May

    5.30pm Royal School of Church Music Diocesan Festival
  • Ferial Responses
  • Hymn - Holy, holy, holy
  • Psalms 28, 29
  • Harwood in A flat
  • Tchaikovsky Hymn to the Trinity
  • Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
  • Hymn - St Patrick's Breastplate

  • TRINITY SUNDAY Pentecost I - Sunday 21 May (Cantoris)

    10.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Psalm 93
  • Hymn 146
  • Darke in F
  • Stanford Te deum in C
  • Wood Great Lord of lords
  • Hymns 433, 413
  • Preacher: Canon Tony Barnard
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalm 33
  • Office Hymn 147
  • Lloyds Hereford Service
  • Stainer I saw the Lord

  • Monday 22 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Leighton Responses
  • Psalm 108, 109
  • Howells in G
  • Drayton The spacious firmament on high

  • Tuesday 23 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Gibbons and Barnard Responses
  • Psalm 114, 115
  • Wise in E flat
  • East O Lord of whom I do depend

  • Wednesday 24 May - John and Charles Wesley, Priests, Poets, Teachers, 1791, 1788

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Bobby God be in my head
  • Marshall Responses
  • Psalm 119 vv. 1-16
  • Walmisley in D minor
  • Bainton And I saw a new heaven
  • Hymn 409

  • Thursday 25 May - Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, 735; Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Shephard Responses
  • Psalms 119 vv. 73-104
  • Willan in E flat
  • Howells Like as the heart

  • Friday 26 May - Augustine, first Archibishop of Canterbury, 605

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalms 119 vv. 145-176
  • Darke in A minor
  • Byrd Prevent us, O Lord

  • Saturday 27 May

    5.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalms 126-131
  • Office Hymn 451
  • Stanford in B flat
  • Mendelssohn Grant us thy peace

  • PENTECOST II Trinity I - Sunday 28 May (Decani)

    10.30am Sung Eucharist
  • Psalm 95 vv. 1-7
  • Hymn 288
  • Walton Missa brevis
  • Sumsion Te deum in G
  • de Severac Tantum ergo
  • Hymns 206, 345
  • Preacher: The Reverend Prebendary George Moody Secretary, Diocesan Council for Deaf People
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Leighton Responses
  • Psalm 135
  • Office Hymn 450
  • Leighton Second Service
  • Harris Faire is the heaven

  • Cathedral Choir on vacation until June 3rd

    From the Cathedral Diary

    Monday 1 May
  • Exhibition of water colours of churches of the Stone Deanery opens in the Chapter House
  • Thursday 4 May
  • 9.30 Following the Eucharist the Ascension Day procession around the Close
  • Saturday 6 May
  • 10.30 Staffordshire Girl Guides Celebration: "Fanfare"
  • Sunday 7 May
  • 3.30 Staffordshire Youth and Community Service - no Evensong
  • Wednesday 10 May
  • 2.00 Recital by the Master's Chorale, Newhall, California, USA
  • Saturday 13 May
  • 7.30 Concert by the Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir and the Cotswold Sinfonietta. Works by Dvorak and Kodaly. Conductor: Jonathan Rees-Williams
  • Monday 15 - Saturday 20 May
  • Christian Aid Week
  • Tuesday 16 May
  • 7.30 Lichfield Cathedral School perform 'Tom Sawyer' (also Wed at 2.30 and Thu at 7.30)
  • Saturday 20 May
  • 5.30 RSCM Diocesan Festival
  • Saturday 27 May
  • 7.30 Concert by the London Festival Orchestra and Lichfield Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Ross Pople

  • Mattins is said every weekday at 8.00am
    Holy Communion is celebrated on weekdays at 9.30am
    On Sundays, Holy Communion (1662) is celebrated at 8.00am