Sunday 1 May, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 3rd Sunday of Easter

Introit

Alleluia, I heard a voice – Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

Responses

Ayleward

Psalm

30

Canticle

Venite (Short Service) – Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623) 

Hymns

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

 

Now is eternal life 

 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation 

Anthem

O sing unto the Lord a new song – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

March

Blue Bonnets over the Border (Quick March of King’s Own Scottish Borderers)

Voluntary

Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552(ii) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 8 May, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 4th Sunday of Easter

Introit

Mon Dieu me paist – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Responses

Rose

Psalm

23

Canticle

Benedictus

Hymns

A brighter dawn is breaking

 

The King of love my shepherd is 

 

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer 

Anthem

Blessed be the God and Father – Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

March

Quick March of the Blues and Royals

Voluntary

Schafe könen sicher beiden (Sheep may safely graze), BWV 208(ix) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 15 May, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 5th Sunday of Easter; London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

Introit

The Triumph of our King – Sarah MacDonald (b. 1968)

Responses

Ben Parry

Psalm

148

Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

He who would valiant be

 

O God of earth and altar

 

I hear the voice of Jesus say

Anthem

Seek him that maketh the seven stars – Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)

March

Huntsman’s Chorus - The Italian Song (Quick March of the Royal Green Jackets)

Voluntary

Manual for Organ (2020) – Morgan Hayes (b. 1973)

Sunday 22 May, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 6th Sunday of Easter

Introit

If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Responses

Tallis

Psalm

67

Canticle

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

Hymns

Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

 

We have a gospel to proclaim

 

Thine be the glory 

Anthem

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

March

On Parade (Quick March of the Royal Logistic Corps)

Voluntary

Pièce Héroïque – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

Sunday 29 May, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 7th Sunday of Easter; Sunday after Ascension

Introit

Coelos ascendit hodie, Op. 38, No.2 – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Responses

Radcliffe

Psalm

97

Canticle

Venite

Hymns

Hail the day that sees him rise

 

The head that once was crowned with thorns 

 

Crown him with many crowns

Anthem

Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus – Christopher Tye (c.1505-1573)

March

Ride of the Valkyries (Quick March of the Parachute Regiment)

Voluntary

Prelude in D Major, BWV 532(i) – 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.

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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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