Forthcoming choral services
Choral Eucharist is sung on the first Sunday of each month ecept August.
Sunday 1 December
Choral Eucharist 10 am
Missa Dixit Maria - Hassler
Never weather-beaten sail - Wood
Darkness to Light - Advent Carol Service 6pm
Carols, hymns and readings for Advent
We are delighted that Lizzie, a former Head Chorister at St Mary’s, has been awarded a brilliant 1st in her degree at Oxford, reading English. This is a wonderful and well-deserved achievement.
While at Oxford student, Lizzie sang with Queen’s College Chapel Choir directed by Owen Rees - the leading Oxford mixed choir, regularly broadcasting Choral Evensong live from their beautiful classical chapel in the BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong series.
Congratulations from all at St Mary's.
Mothers and Others will not be meeting on the following dates:
12, 19, 26 December 2019 and 2 January 2020
The bishops of the Church of England have issued a call for respect on all sides amid growing acrimony over the debate on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
A joint statement issued on behalf of the Church of England’s College of Bishops calls for a new tone of listening and respect in debates and describes the use of language in some cases as “unacceptable”.
It calls for the 2016 referendum to be honoured and for the rule of law and impartiality of the courts to be upheld.
It adds: “We should speak to others with respect. And we should also listen. We should do this especially with the poor, with the marginalised, and with those whose voices are often not heard in our national conversation.
“We should not denigrate, patronise or ignore the honest views of fellow citizens, but seek to respect their opinions, their participation in society, and their votes.”
For the full statement go to https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/bishops-call-respect-all-sides-amid-brexit-debate