Sunday 6 February, 11.00am | Choral Matins | Queen’s Accession Day

Introit

O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Responses

Smith (adapted by WV)

Psalm

20

Anthem

Behold, O God our defender – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Hymns

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

 

Immortal Invisible, God only wise

 

All people that on earth do dwell – arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Anthem

Zadok the Priest – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Amen

Threefold Amen – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Voluntary

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Op. 39 – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Sunday 13 February, 11.00am | Choral Matins | 3rd Sunday before Lent

Introit

Man blest no doubt (Parker Psalter) – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Responses

Tallis

Psalm

1

Canticle

Benedictus (Dorian Service) – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Hymns

Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go 

 

O for a thousand tongues to sing 

 

Love divine, all loves excelling

Anthem

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

March

Wings (Quick March of the Royal Engineers)

Voluntary

Alleluya post partum – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Sunday 20 February, 11.00am | Choral Matins | 2nd Sunday before Lent

Introit

Beati quorum via – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Responses

Radcliffe

Psalm

65

Canticle

Venite

Hymns

New every morning is the love 

 

Jesus calls us: o’er the tumult 

 

Eternal Father, strong to save

Anthem

Thou Visitest the Earth – Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

March

Step Lightly (Quick March of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry)

Voluntary

Voluntary No. 1 in A Major – Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

Sunday 27 February, 11.00am | Choral Matins | Sunday next before Lent

Introit

Exaltate Dominum – Melchior Vulpius (c.1570-1615)

Responses

Parry

Psalm

99

Canticle

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

Hymns

O Praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height

 

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind 

 

Alleluia, sing to Jesus! 

Anthem

Arise, O Israel! Smith ye your enemies (Judith) – C. H. H. Parry (1848-1918)

March

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

Voluntary

Toccata in D Minor “Dorian”, BWV 538 – 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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