“The Promise of his Glory”

A Journey in Music, Words and Images,

from All Saints Day (1st November) to Candlemas (2nd February)


As we were uable to run our usual sequence of Services over the Christmas period we created a sequence of music, prayer, poetry and readings from the Bible covering the entire 'Winter' season from All Saints to Candlemas, using ideas from the Liturgical Commission's publication The Promise of His Glory.

The sequence is shown below with links to each item. The whole sequence is also available as a Youtube playlist, and more music, services and reading can be found on our Youtube Channel.

Introduction Welcome by Rev Jo.
All Saints
(1st Nov)
O quam gloriosum – Victoria Prayer for All Saints with Rev Doug.
All Souls
(2nd Nov)
I heard a voice – Tomkins Revelation 21:1-7 read by Rev Jo.
(11th Nov)
We will remember them – Elgar Wilfred Owen: Anthem for Doomed Youth read by Martin Bird
Christ the King
(22nd November)
O God, the King of Glory – Purcell Prayer for Christ the King with Rev Doug.
Advent Sunday
O Radiant Dawn – MacMillan Poem and Prayer for Advent Sunday with Rev Doug.
2nd Sun of Advent
This is the truth – Vaughan Williams Isaiah 40:1-11 read by Rev Jo Loveridge.
3rd Sun of Advent
(John the B)
This is the record of John – Gibbons Poem and Prayer with Rev Doug Loveridge
4th Sun of Advent
I sing of a maiden – Willis Mary the Dawn with Rev Doug Loveridge
Christmas EveLo, how a Rose is blooming – arr. Blackwell John 1.1-14 Read by Rev Jo Loveridge
BirthBlest Mary – arr. Cleobury Child of Hope Read by Rev Doug Loveridge
ShepherdsHush my dear – G.Jackson Luke 2:8-20 Read by Rev Jo Loveridge
Journey of the MagiWhat Child is this? – T. Hewitt-Jones The Journey of the Magi - T.S.Eliot. Read by Mrs Janet Bird
BaptismTomorrow shall be my dancing day – Gardner Epiphany on the Jordan Steve Bell. Read by Rev Canon Jo Loveridge
MinistryLove Divine – arr. Scott The Gift of Love 1 Cor 13.1-13. Read by Rev Canon Jo Loveridge
UnityEnemy of Apathy – Bell & Maule The Gifts of the Spirit 1 Cor 12.4-13. Read by Rev Doug Loveridge
CandlemasO nata lux – Lauridsen A Sonnet for Candlemas - Malcolm Guite. Read by Rev Canon Jo Loveridge
BlessingGaelic Blessing – Rutter

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