Events at Guildford Cathedral

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Please note that events are subject to change, especially those advertised more than a month in advance.

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Thursday 1st December 2016

Charles de Foucauld, hermit, 1916

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Shephard
Evening Service in B minor - Herbert Howells
Psalms 6, 7, 8
God so loved the world - John Stainer

Friday 2nd December 2016

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Sanders
The Chichester Service - Lennox Berkeley
Psalms 12, 13, 14
People look east - Besançon Carol arr. Barry Ferguson

Saturday 3rd December 2016

Francis Xavier, missionary, 1552

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Healing Eucharist
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 4th December 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
Celebrant: Canon Andrew Bishop
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
Introit: The Advent Prose - Plainsong
Hymns: 34, 29
Mass for four voices - William Byrd
Psalm 72: 1-7
Adam lay y-bounden - Boris Ord
Preacher: Canon Andrew Bishop
Celebrant: Canon Julie Gittoes
Organ: Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537 - Johann Sebastian Bach
11.30am
Mattins
Nave Altar
Responses: Shephard
Hymns: 38, 37
Benedictus in E - Philip Moore
Psalm 80
Tollite portas - William Byrd
Organ: Ricercare in C minor - Johann Pachelbel
6.00pm
Evensong
Nave Altar
Responses: Sanders
Hymns: 24, 26, 39
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - James Macmillan
Psalm 11
This is the record of John - Orlando Gibbons
Preacher: Canon Julie Gittoes
Organ: Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur "Ave Maris Stella" - Flor Peeters

Monday 5th December 2016

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Menís Voices)
Lady Chapel
Responses: Plainsong
The Short Service - Adrian Batten
Psalms 27, 28, 29
Rejoice in the Lord - Anonymous
Antiphon: Alma redemptoris mater - Plainsong

Tuesday 6th December 2016

Nicholas, bishop, c.326

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
11.00am
Mothers' Union Pilgrimage of Prayer
5.30pm
Solemn Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Smith
Evening Service in F minor - Alan Gray
Psalm 110
Sacerdotes Domini - William Byrd
7.30pm
Guildford Shakespeare Company presents "The Play's The Thing"
Tickets £30.00 from Guildford Shakespeare Company Box Office
/www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/booking-start.php

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Ambrose, bishop, teacher of the faith, 397; Ember Day

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel

Thursday 8th December 2016

Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Smith
The Short Service - Robin Orr
Psalms 41, 42, 43
Ave Maria - Robert Parsons

Friday 9th December 2016

Ember Day

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Leighton
Evening Service in G minor - Edward Bairstow
Psalms 47, 48, 49
Jesus Christ the apple tree - Elizabeth Poston

Saturday 10th December 2016

Ember Day

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 11th December 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
Celebrant: The Revd Neil Vigers
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
Introit: The Advent Prose - Plainsong
Hymns: 35, 31
Missa 'Mon coeur, se recommande à vous' - Johannes Eccard
Psalm 146: 4-10
Laetentur coeli - William Byrd
Preacher: The Revd Canon Mavis Wilson
Celebrant: The Venerable Stuart Beake
Organ: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 661 - Johann Sebastian Bach
6.00pm
Evensong (with installation of Canons)
Nave Altar
Responses: Smith
Evening Service in A flat - Edmund Rubbra
Psalm 12
And the glory of the Lord (Messiah) - George Frideric Handel
Preacher: The Bishop of Guildford
Organ: Prelude and Fugue in F minor BWV 534 - Johann Sebastian Bach

Monday 12th December 2016

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Tomkins
Magnificat quarti toni - David Bevan
Psalms 65, 66, 67
This is the record of John - Grayston Ives

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Lucy, martyr, 304

Samuel Johnson, moralist, 1784

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
11.15am
Christmas Carol Concert with Age UK Surrey
Tickets Free all welcome
5.30pm
Evensong
St Nicolas' Church
Responses: Tomkins
Evening Service in F - George Dyson
Psalms 69, 70
A tender shoot - Otto Goldschmidt

Wednesday 14th December 2016

John of the Cross, poet, teacher of the faith, 1591

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel

Thursday 15th December 2016

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Lady Chapel
Responses: Rose
Magnificat secundi toni - Orlande de Lassus
Psalm 78
Dixit Maria - Hans Leo Hassler

Friday 16th December 2016

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Lady Chapel
Responses: Leighton
The Short Service - William Byrd
Psalms 82, 83, 84, 85
In the stillness - Sally Beamish

Saturday 17th December 2016

O Sapientia; Eglantyne Jebb, social reformer, founder of 'Save The Children', 1928

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 18th December 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent

O Adonaï

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
Missa Brevis - Lennox Berkeley
Psalm 80: 1-8
Cradle Song - Richard Causton
11.30am
Mattins
Nave Altar
Responses: Tomkins
Song of Zachariah - James Macmillan
Psalm 144
A New Song - James Macmillan
4.00pm
Mulled Wine & Mince Pies served in The Refectory
Tickets £6.50 per head from Guildford Cathedral Online Box Office
6.00pm
A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Nave

Monday 19th December 2016

O radix Jesse

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 10, 57

Tuesday 20th December 2016

O Clavis David

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 4, 9

Wednesday 21st December 2016

O oriens

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 80, 84

Thursday 22nd December 2016

O Rex Gentium

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 24, 48

Friday 23rd December 2016

O Virgo Virginum

8.10am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Lady Chapel
Responses: Clucas
Fauxbourdons - William Byrd
Psalm 89: 1-37
O Emmanuel - Ēriks Ešenvalds

Saturday 24th December 2016

Christmas Eve

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Children's Nativity Service
Nave
5.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalm 85
11.30pm
The Eucharist of Christmas Night
High Altar

Sunday 25th December 2016

Christmas Day

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
10.00am
The Cathedral Christmas Day Eucharist
Nave Altar
4.00pm
A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Nave

Monday 26th December 2016

Stephen, deacon, first martyr

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 57, 86

Tuesday 27th December 2016

John, Apostle and Evangelist

8.40am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalm 97

Wednesday 28th December 2016

The Holy Innocents

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 123, 128

Thursday 29th December 2016

Thomas Becket, archbishop, martyr, 1170

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 131, 132

Friday 30th December 2016

8.40am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalms 65, 84

Saturday 31st December 2016

John Wyclif, reformer, 1384

8.40am
Mattins (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evensong (said)
Lady Chapel
Psalm 148