Music

For over 100 years St Peter’s had a traditional robed choir of men and boys and was able to continue in this tradition long after many choirs ceased to exist.  St Peters now admits ladies and children (of both sexes) to the choir, and after a few years of experimentation with this it is now the settled format.  We continue to uphold the traditional music of the church including all the Advent, Christmas and Easter services as well a regular Choral Evensong.  If you are interested in joining please contact the choirmaster or organist, details on the contacts page.

The Parish Church of St. Peter, Bocking: Service Music for September 2019 

Sunday 1st  Family Communion: 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 125 Come down O love divine (Tune: Down Ampney, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Gloria: Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)  CHFE 406 Vol 1

Gradual Hymn: 344  Kum ba yah Vol 1

Offertory Hymn: 479 Make way, make way Vol 2

Sanctus and Benedictus: Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)  CHFE 433 Vol 1

Choir Anthem: The Lord’s my shepherd (Bob Chilcott)    OBFA p. 242                              

Communion Hymns: 684 Tell out my soul (Tune: Woodlands) Vol 2

                                     633  Seek ye first Vol 2

Recessional Hymn: 567 O Lord, all the world belongs to you (Tune: All Things New) Vol 2

Sunday 8th Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 232 Awake my soul (Tune: Morning Hymn,1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 456 Teach me, my God and King (Tune: Sandys, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 420 O Jesus I have promised (Tune: Wolvercote)

Sursum corda: Plainchant  

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthem:  Wondrous cross (Philip Wilby) OBFA p. 278

Recessional Hymn: 364 God is love, let heaven adore him (Tune: Blaenwern, last unison)

Sunday 8th Collins Memorial Service 3.00pm (New English Hymnal)

Hymn: 436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Tune: Praise my soul, last verse descant)

Anthem: The Lord’s my shepherd (Bob Chilcott)    OBFA p. 242

Hymn: 237 Morning has broken (Tune: Bunessan)

Anthem: The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)

Hymn: 393 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Tune: Mannheim, last unison)

Sunday 15th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 560 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Tune: Was Lebet,  1st & last unison) Vol 2

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  343 King of glory, King of peace (Tune: Gwalchmai in G, NEH 391, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 699 The King of love my shepherd is (Tune: Dominus regit me, last unison)Vol 2

Sursum corda: Plainchant  

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthems: O most merciful (Charles Wood); O God of mercy (Simon Lole) OBFA p. 177

Recessional Hymn: 901 One more step (supp.)

Sunday 22nd  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 358 Father of heaven, whose love profound (2nd Tune: Rievaulx, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 394 Let all the world in every corner sing (Tune: Luckington)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 134 The head that once was crowned with thorns (Tune: St. Magnus, last unison)

Sursum corda: Plainchant  

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthem: A Clare Benediction (John Rutter)

Recessional Hymn: 357 Father, hear the prayer we offer (Tune: Sussex, last unison)

Sunday 22th Knights Templar Family Service 3.00pm

Processional Hymn: 205 Christ is made the sure foundation (Tune: Westminster Abbey, 1st & last unison)

Anthem: View me Lord (Richard Lloyd)

2nd Hymn: 436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Tune: Praise my soul, last verse descant)

Anthem: The Lord’s my shepherd (Bob Chilcott)    OBFA p. 242

Anthem: O for a closer walk with God (Grayston Ives)

3rd Hymn: 453 Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Tune: Morning Light, last unison)

4th Hymn: 197 For all the saints (Tune: Sine nomine, verses ??)

Recessional: Land of hope and glory (??)

Sunday 29th  Sung Communion 10.00am  Michael and All Angels (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 45 Angel voices, ever singing (Tune: Angel voices, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 338 Jubilate, everybody (Sung twice) Vol 1

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 17 All glory, laud and honour (Tune: St. Theodulph, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Sursum corda: Plainchant  

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthem: Hymn to the Trinity (Tchaikovsky)

Recessional Hymn: 314 It came upon a midnight clear (Tune: Noel, last unison) Vol 1

 Sunday 29th BACT United Service 6.30pm

Details to follow

Choir practice is on Thursday 7:30pm to 9:00pm unless otherwise stated