Confirmation Service – Candlemas Sunday, February 2019

(updated to 7th December)

Tuesday 17th December, 6.30pm
Sunday 22nd December, 4.00pm – prior to carol service at 5pm

Sunday 5th January, 9.45am

Sunday 1st December Advent Sunday
10.30am A Service of Hymns and Readings for Advent
Hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
Hymn: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Hymn: Long ago, prophets knew (Choir)
Hymn: Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Hymn: Creator of the starry height (Choir)
Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Hymn: Lo! he comes, with clouds descending

Sunday 8th December Advent 2 & The conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10.30am Holy Baptism & Eucharist
Hymn: Come, thou long expected Jesus
Psalm: 117
Hymn: Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
Hymn: Sing to God new songs of worship
Hymn: On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry

Sunday 15th December Advent 3
10.30am Matins
Hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
Psalm 126
Canticle: Magnificat
Hymn: Of the Father’s heart begotten
Hymn: Where is this stupendous stranger
Hymn: Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Sunday 22nd December Advent 4
10.30am Matins
Hymn: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Psalm 80
Canticle: Magnificat
Hymn: Child in the manger
Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem

5.00pm Carols by Candlelight

Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve
11.00pm The First Eucharist of Christmas

Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day
9.00am The Eucharist
10.30am Family Eucharist for Christmas Day


Sunday 29th December Christmas 1
10.30am Matins
Hymn: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Psalm 85: 1-7
Canticle: The First Song of Isaiah
Hymn: What child is this?
Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear
Hymn: When all thy mercies, O my God

Sunday 5th January The Eve of the Epiphany
The Eucharist
Hymn: Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Gloria: Merbecke
Psalm 72
Hymn: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
Hymn: As with gladness, men of old


On 17th  November we introduced  the classic setting of Gloria in excelsis / Glory be to God on high
composed for congregational singing in 1550 by John Merbecke for the first Book of Common Prayer.
Here is a video from YouTube:




To download please click on links:  

Addington Service Gloria:


Stylish singing of plainsong hymns, psalms and canticles, recorded in 1969 by RSCM students, directed by Michael Fleming:

 Video of St Patrick’s Breastplate (Tara / T.R.G.Jozé) sung in Zion Church on Trinity Sunday 2016.

 Church Music Dublin website


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