Sunday 3 April, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 5th Sunday of Lent

Introit

Timor et tremor – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Responses

Ferial

Psalm

126

Canticle

Benedictus (Short Service) – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Hymns

Jesu, lover of my soul

 

We sing the praise of Him who died

 

The royal banners forward go 

Anthem

Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

March

Begone Dull Care (Quick March of the Royal Corps of Signals)

Voluntary

O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 10 April, 11.00am | Choral Matins | Palm Sunday

Introit

Hosanna to the Son of David – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 

Responses

Ferial

Psalm

118.1-2,19-end

Lenten Motet (I)

Tenebrae factae sunt – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Hymns

Ride on, ride on in majesty! 

 

All glory, laud and honour

 

My song is love unknown 

Lenten Motet (II)

Tristis est anima mea – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

March

The Old Brigade

Voluntary

Psalm Prelude, Set 1, Op. 32: No. 1 – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Sunday 17 April, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist | Easter Day

Introit

Haec dies – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Processional Hymn

Jesus Christ is risen today

Mass setting

Missa brevis – Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Gradual hymn

The day of resurrection!

Offertory Hymn

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Communion

Worthy is the Lamb…Amen (Messiah) – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Recessional hymn

Thine be the glory

Voluntary

Final (Symphonie No. 3, Op. 28) – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Sunday 24 April, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 2nd Sunday of Easter

Introit

In resurrectione tua – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Responses

Byrd

Psalm

Laudibus in sanctis (Psalm 150) – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

Love’s redeeming work is done 

 

The church’s one foundation 

Anthem

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

March

British Grenadiers & Voice of the Guns (Quick March of the Royal Regiment of Artillery)

Voluntary

Toccata (Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

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