Canon in Residence:
29 - 6 The Treasurer; 7 - 14 The Precentor; 15 - 26 The Chancellor

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 29 November (Decani)

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Cathedral School Chapel 9.30am The Advent Hope I broadcast live on BBC1 television (congregational rehearsal 8.45am) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B - Ministry of the Sacrament) sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir
  • Missa Vidi Speciosam Victoria
  • Adam lay y'bounden Ord
  • Hymns 14 [tune 341], 6
  • 3.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 68 vv.1-20
  • 6.30pm The Advent Liturgy - 'From Darkness to Light'

    THE FEAST OF SAINT ANDREW THE APOSTLE - Monday 30 November

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 47, 48
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong
  • Byrd Responses
  • Hymn 200
  • Psalm(s) 67, 96
  • Brewer in E flat
  • Doctor bonus amicus Andreas Victoria

  • Tuesday 1 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Byrd Responses
  • Psalm(s) 6, 7, 8
  • Daniel Purcell in E flat
  • Out of the Deep Morley

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

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 9, 10, 11
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 12, 13, 14
  • 7.30pm Concert by Ex Cathedral Christmas Oratoria J S Bach

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

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 15, 16, 17
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Chapel of St Stephen 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 18
  • Howells in G
  • Creator of the stars of night Archer

  • Friday 4 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 19, 20, 21
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong (unaccompanied) in the Lady Chapel
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 23, 24
  • Gibbons (Fauxbourdon)
  • Hear my prayer Purcell
  • 7.30pm Maddy Prior and Friends Christmas Concert 'The Living Tradition'

    Saturday 5 December

    9.30am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 24, 25, 26
  • 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral
  • Tallis Responses
  • Hymn 8 [tune 128(ii)]
  • Psalm(s) 27, 28, 29
  • Palestrina (Double Choir)
  • Audivi vocem de caelo Tallis
  • 7.30pm Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir Concert
  • Coronation Mass Mozart
  • Requiem Mass Mozart

  • THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT - Sunday 6 December (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Cathedral School Chapel 9.30am The Advent Hope II broadcast live on BBC1 television (congregational rehearsal 8.45am) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B - Ministry of the Sacrament)
  • Missa Collegium Regale Howells
  • Prepare thyself, Zion J S Bach
  • Hymns 438 [tune 296(i)], 482
  • 3.30pm Evensong with Blessing of the Christmas Tree
  • Clucas Responses
  • Psalm(s) 119 vv.89-104
  • Blair in B minor
  • Thy word is a lantern Purcell
  • Hymns 2 [tune 76], 7, 19(ii) vv. 1, 6, 7, 8
  • 6.00pm Grand Finale I Organ Recital by Robert Sharpe

    Monday 7 December - Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 35, 36
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Clucas Responses
  • Psalm(s) 37
  • Dyson in F
  • This is the truth trad., arr Vaughan Williams

  • Tuesday 8 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 38, 39, 40
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Clucas Responses
  • Psalm(s) 41, 42, 43
  • Byrd (The Third Service)
  • Awake, awake; put on the strength Wise

  • Wednesday 9 December - Ember Day

    7.40am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 44, 45, 46
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 47, 48, 49
  • 7.30pm The Friary School Carol Service

    Thursday 10 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 50, 51, 52
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Chapel of St Stephen 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Ashfield Responses
  • Psalm(s) 53, 54, 55
  • Wood in E
  • Remember me, O Lord Tomkins

  • Friday 11 December - Ember Day

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 56, 57
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong (unaccompanied) in the Lady Chapel
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 59, 60, 61
  • Byrd (Fauxbourdon)
  • Thou knowest, Lord Purcell

  • Saturday 12 December - Ember Day

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 62, 63, 64
  • 3.00pm Staffordshire Women's Institute Carol Service 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Hymn 1(i)
  • Psalm(s) 65, 66, 67
  • Henry Purcell in G minor
  • Behold, the hour cometh Tomkins

  • THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - Sunday 13 December (Decani)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Cathedral School Chapel 9.30am The Advent Hope III broadcast live on BBC1 television (congregational rehearsal 8.45am) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B - Ministry of the Sacrament)
  • Missa brevis Berkeley
  • Venite comedite Sharpe
  • Hymns 12, 18
  • 3.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral
  • Sharpe Responses
  • Psalm(s) 11, 14
  • W G Alcock in G
  • Beloved, now are we the sons of God Buck
  • Hymns 170(i), 11 vv. 1, 3, 5, 7

  • Monday 14 December - John of the Cross, Mystic, Teacher, 1591

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 71, 72
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 73, 74
  • 8.00pm BBC Radio Stoke Carol Service (congregational rehearsal 7.30pm)

    Tuesday 15 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 75, 76, 77
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Psalm(s) 78
  • Watson in E
  • This is the record of John Gibbons
  • 7.30pm Kind Edward VI School Carol Service

    Wednesday 16 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 79, 80, 81
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 82, 83, 84, 84
  • O Sapienta
  • 7.30pm School Carol Concert Coppice Primary & Four Oaks Cluster Group

    Thursday 17 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 86, 87, 88
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Stephen 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Ashfield Responses
  • Psalm(s) 89
  • O Adonai
  • Magnificat tone II.i
  • Nunc dimittis Josquin
  • Audivi vocem de caelo Shepherd

  • Friday 18 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 90, 91, 92
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong (unaccompanied) in the Lady Chapel
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 93, 94
  • O Radix Jesu
  • Tallis (Fauxbourdon)
  • The Advent Prose mode i

  • Saturday 19 December

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 95,96, 97
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Morley Responses
  • Hymn 499
  • Psalm(s) 98, 99, 100, 101
  • O clavis David
  • Harwood in A flat
  • And the glory of the Lord Handel
  • 7.30pm Christmas Festival of Handbells

    THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT - Sunday 20 December (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Cathedral School Chapel 9.30am The Advent Hope IV broadcast live on BBC1 television (congregational rehearsal 8.45am) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B - Ministry of the Sacrament)
  • Darke in F
  • Ave Maria Biebl
  • Hymns 295, 181(ii)
  • 3.30pm Evensong sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir
  • Morley Responses
  • Psalm(s) 113, 123, 131
  • O oriens
  • Sumsion in G
  • Angelus ad Virginem trad., arr Willcocks
  • Hymns 6, 9

  • THE FEAST OF SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE - Monday 21 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 Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 92
  • 6.00pm Grand Finale II Organ Recital by Andrew Lumsden

    Tuesday 22 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 107
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalm(s) 108, 109
  • O Emmanuel
  • Wise in E flat
  • A spotless rose Howells

  • Wednesday 23 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 110, 111, 112, 113
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 4.00pm Evensong broadcast list on BBC Radio 3 (please be seated by 3.45pm)
  • Ave Maria Biebl
  • Rose Responses
  • Hymn 8 [tune 128(ii)]
  • Psalm(s) 114, 115
  • O Virgo Virginum
  • Blair in B minor
  • A tender shoot Goldschmidt
  • Creator of the stars of night Archer
  • Come, thou redeemer arr A Lumsden

  • CHRISTMAS EVE - Thursday 24 December

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 119 vv. 137, 138
  • 9.45am BBC Radio 4 Daily Service with the Cathedral Choristers (please be seated by 9.30pm) 5.30pm Evensong
  • Rose Responses
  • Hymn 29
  • Psalm(s) 85
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day John Gardner
  • 6.30pm Family Crib Service with the Cathedral Choristers 11.30pm The Midnight Mass with the Cathedral Chamber Choir broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 (please be seated by 11.10pm)

    CHRISTMAS DAY - Friday 25 December

    9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day (Rite B)
  • Processional Hymn 30
  • Missa Sancti Nicolai Haydn
  • The Sussex Carol trad., arr Willcocks
  • In the bleak mid-winter Darke
  • Hymns 34, 26
  • President and Preacher: The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Lichfield
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 8

  • THE FEAST OF SAIN STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR - Saturday 26 December

    9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 3.30pm The Cathedral Carol Service
    last updated: 26 November, 1998
    ©1998 Richard Shakeshaft