Pew Sheet – 26th September 2021

Below is the Pewsheet as printed for Sunday 26th. Unfortunately the Confirmation Service had to be cancelled as the Bishop is in hospital. We keep +Paul in our prayers and we also keep the confirmation candidates in our prayers as they await the opportunity to make their commitments in Confirmation.

We pray for those being confirmed today in our parish.

 Abbie Daunt

Graham White

Niah Kenneally

Rachel Lynch

Sally Cole

Samantha Gash-Hickey

Sean Woodworth

Shane Packham

Hilary Dring





Music Notes 26-09-2021

Hymns at St Mary’s

614     Great shepherd of your people

499    When I needed a neighbour

712     Tell out, my soul

The Hymn Society journal The Hymn always contains articles which are interesting and thought-provoking. The Winter 2021 volume includes an article by Paul Westermeyer, an eminent Lutheran scholar of hymnology and liturgical music. He talks about why the Church sings in obedience to Paul’s definition of the essence of sacred song:  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and  admonish one another in all wisdom, and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God (Col. 3:16).

Westermeyer describes the Magnificat as the theme song of the church, in which Mary sings her praise for the Lord.

Our final hymn today, written by Timothy Dudley-Smith is a paraphrase of the opening words of the Magnificat. It has become one of the most popular hymns worldwide. It is especially memorable for the wonderful tune Woodlands to which it is most often sung nowadays. The name comes from one of the houses in Gresham’s School in Norfolk where the author was Director of Music for a time.

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Bebhinn being presented with flowers in recognition of her achievement of the ARCO award (Associate Royal College Organists)

Some photos of the Rector’s Installation   Sunday 19th September, 2021

(Photos : George Maguire, The Barn Studio)

Photo: George Maguire In the actual ‘Timoleague’ Stall
Photo: George Maguire In the Chapter Room
St Factna’s Cathedral Chapter

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