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 July 2019 

Sunday 7th  Family Communion: 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 15 All creatures of our God and King (Tune: Easter Song, omit v. 5 & 6)

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

Gradual Hymn: 174  For I’m building a people of power (sung twice)

Offertory Hymn: 59 At the name of Jesus (Tune: Camberwell, omit v. 4 & 5)

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

Choir Anthem: Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott)                                     

Communion Hymns: 812 Will you come and follow me (Tune: Kelvingrove)

                                     209  God forgave my sin

Recessional Hymn: 285 I, the Lord of sea and sky

Sunday 14th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 481 Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (Tune: Vienna NEH 462, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 490 Judge eternal, throned in splendour (Tune: Rhuddlan, 1st & last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 374 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (Tune: St. Peter, 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: 408 Love divine, all love’s excelling (Tune: Blaenwern, last unison)

Sunday 21st  Sung Communion 10.00am and Sunday Club  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 608 Praise to the Lord, the almighty (Tune: Lobe den herren, CHFE 131, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  20 All heaven declares

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 386 Lord of all hopefulness (Tune: Slane)

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

Recessional Hymn: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) from sheet

Sunday 28th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 390 Jesus, where’er thy people meet (Tune: Wareham, 1st unison, last unison/descant)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  358 Father of heaven, whose love profound (Tune: Rievaulx, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 307 Sweet sacrament divine (Tune: Divine Mysteries, all harmony)

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:  Lead me Lord (S. S. Wesley), The Lord’s Prayer (Rimsky Korsakov)

Recessional Hymn: 499 Thy kingdom come, O God (Tune: St. Cecilia, last unison)

Sunday 28th  Congregational Evensong: 6.00pm (New English Hymnal)

Introit: Lord, for thy tender mercies sake (Farrant)

Responses: Ferial

Psalm88 v. 1-13 (Chant: M. Camidge in D Minor, Chant No. 102)

Hymn: 315 Word of the Father (Tune: Ad Tuum Nomen, all unison)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: (Chants: Turle and Baker)

Anthem: God be in my head (Walford Davies)

Hymn: 486 We have a Gospel to proclaim (Tune: Fulda,  last unison)

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