Sunday 7 November 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 3rd Sunday before Advent

Introit

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

Responses

Smith

Psalm

62

Canticle

Venite

Hymns

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

 

Jesus calls us: o’er the tumult 

 

Glorious things of thee are spoken 

Anthem

O Praise the Lord, all ye Heathen – Thomas Tomkins (15672-1656)

March

Figaro (Slow March of the Coldstream Guards)

Voluntary

Prelude in G Major, BWV 541 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 14 November, 10.55am. Service of Remembrance  | Remembrance Sunday

Introit

For the fallen – Douglas Guest (1916-1996)

Hymns

O valiant hearts

 

O God, our help in ages past

 

He who would valiant be

 

I vow to thee, my country

Anthems

Faire is the Heaven – William Harris (1883-1973)

 

Turn back O Man – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Voluntary

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

Sunday 21 November, 11.00am. Choral Matins | Christ the King

Introit

Hosanna to the Son of David – Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

Responses

Byrd

Psalm

93

Canticle

Jubilate – William Walton (1902-1983)

Hymns

Christ triumphant, ever reigning 

 

Crown him with many crowns 

 

Hail Redeemer, King divine

Anthem

Let all the world in every corner sing – Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

March

Aida and the Royals (Quick March of the Blues and Royals)

Voluntary

TBC

Sunday 21 November, 11.00am. Choral Matins | Advent Sunday

Introit

Matin Responsory – adapted from G. P. da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) 

Responses

Parry

Psalm

25.1-9

Canticle

Venite

Hymns

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth 

 

O Come, O come, Emmanuel

 

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

Anthem

Vigilate – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

March

The Old Brigade

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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