Sunday 6 March, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist | 1st Sunday of Lent

Introit

Remember not, O Lord, our offences – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Processional Hymn

Forty days and forty nights

Mass setting

Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Gradual hymn

Lord Jesus, think on me 

Offertory Hymn

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us 

Communion motet

This Worldes Joie – Arnold Bax (1883-1953)

Recessional hymn

O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end 

Voluntary

Prelude in B minor, BWV 544(i) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 13 March, 11.00am | Choral Matins | 2nd Sunday of Lent

Introit

Miserere Nostri – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Responses

Ferial

Psalm

27

Lenten Motet: part I

Ne irascaris, Domine – William Byrd (c.1543-1623)

Hymns

Jerusalem the golden

 

Jesu, lover of my soul 

 

My song is love unknown 

Lenten Motet: part II

Civitas sancti tui – William Byrd (c.1543-1623)

March

Let Erin Remember (Slow March of the Irish Guards)

Voluntary

Prelude in D minor – William Byrd (c.1543-1623)

Sunday 20 March, 11.00am | Choral Matins | 3rd Sunday of Lent

Introit

Vinea mea electa – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Responses

Ferial

Psalm

63

Canticle

Benedicite

Hymns

When I survey the wondrous cross 

 

There is a green hill far away

 

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Anthem

Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

March

Figaro (Slow March of the Coldstream Guards)

Voluntary

Prelude in F minor, BWV 534(i) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 27 February, 11.00am | Choral Matins | 4th Sunday before Lent - Mothering Sunday

Introit

Tota pulchra es – Maurice Duruflé  (1902-1986)

Responses

Radcliffe

Psalm

127

Canticle

Magnificat (Second Service) – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 

Hymns

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy

 

For Mary, Mother of our Lord

 

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

Anthem

Ave Maria – Robert Parsons (1535-1572)

March

Grey and Scarlet (Quick March of the QARANC)

Voluntary

Rhapsody No. 1 in D-flat major – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

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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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