Sunday 2 February, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist  | Candlemas

Introit

Nunc dimittis – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Processional hymn

Hail to the Lord who comes

Mass setting

Messe en sol majeur – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Gradual hymn

For Mary, Mother of our Lord 

Offertory hymn

Awake, awake: fling off the night

Communion canticle

Videte miraculum – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Recessional hymn

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour 

Voluntary

Fiat Lux – Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Sunday 9 February, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 3rd Sunday before Lent

Introit

I sat down under his shadow – Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Responses

Smith

Psalm

112

Canticle

Benedictus

Hymns

Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

 

Fight the good fight

 

Jesus, where’er thy people meet

 

Love divine, all loves excelling

Anthem

Not unto us – Gustav Holst (1874-1934) 

Voluntary

Toccata (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Sunday 16 February, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 2nd Sunday before Lent

Introit

Holy is the true light – William Harris (1883-1973)

Responses

Leighton

Psalm

136

Canticle

Jubilate (Collegium Regale) – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Hymns

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

 

For the beauty of the earth

 

Thou, whose almighty word

 

All my hope on God is founded

Anthem

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in F minor (BWV 534) – J. S. Bach

Sunday 23 February, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | Sunday next before Lent

Introit

Why fum’th in fight – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Responses

Tallis

Psalm

2

Canticle

Venite

Hymns

New every morning is the love

 

From glory to glory advancing

 

Ye holy angels bright 

 

O praise ye the Lord!

Anthem

O nata lux – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in A Major (BWV 536) – J. S. Bach

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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.

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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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