Sunday 5 June, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | Platinum Jubilee Matins

Introit

Rejoice in the Lord Alway – Anon., formerly attrib. John Redford (c.1500-1547)
Sung at the 1953 Coronation Service

Responses

Radcliffe

Psalm

O Taste and See – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Written for the 1953 Coronation Service

First Anthem

O Clap Your Hands – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Sung at the 1953 Coronation Service

Hymns

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven
Sung at the 1947 Wedding Service

 

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Sung at the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 2002

 

All people that on earth do dwell – arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Composed for the 1953 Coronation Service

Anthem

I Was Glad – C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)
Composed for the 1902 Coronation Service & revised for the 1911 Coronation Service

Voluntary

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, Op. 39 – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Played as the final piece of recessional music at the 1953 Coronation Service

Sunday 12 June, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist | Trinity Sunday

Introit

Libera nos I – John Sheppard (c.1515-1558)

Processional Hymn

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! 

Mass setting

Messe Solennelle – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Gradual hymn

Bright the vision that delighted 

Offertory Hymn

Thou, whose almighty word

Communion

I saw the Lord – John Stainer (1840-1901)

Recessional hymn

I bind unto myself today

Voluntary

Prelude in E-flat Major, ''St. Anne,'' BWV 552(i) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 19 June, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 1st Sunday after Trinity

Introit

Sing joyfully  – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Responses

Byrd

Psalm

22.23-28

Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

Christ, whose glory fills the skies

 

City of God, how broad and far

 

Angel-voices ever singing

Anthem

Great Lord of Lords – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 

March

Let Erin Remember (Quick March of the Irish Guards)

Voluntary

TBC

Sunday 26 June, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 2nd Sunday after Trinity

Introit

Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Responses

Smith

Psalm

16

Canticle

Te Deum in G – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Hymns

Christ is made the sure foundation

 

Let all the world in every corner sing

 

The church’s one foundation 

Anthem

Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré

March

Quick March of the Royal Anglian Regiment

Voluntary

TBC

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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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