Services at St Stephen’s

Archives: 2020-21, 2019-20

We are taking a measured approach to relaxing the covid safety measures that we have in place. To protect everyone, we would encourage everyone attending services at St Stephen’s to continue to wear a face mask and to sanitise their hands when arriving. Those who are happy sitting closer to others should sit in the front half of the nave, but those who wish to maintain social distancing should sit one household per pew in the rear half of the nave where alternate rows remain roped off. We will continue to review our measures over the coming weeks.

St Stephen’s has been at the centre of its community for over 900 years, and remains so today. Our mission is to equip God’s people through thoughtful worship, warm fellowship, and enriching teaching. We are a church with a thriving robed choir of an excellent standard. If you are 9 months or 90 years old, or anywhere in between, we look forward to welcoming you!

Sunday8.00amHoly Communion (said; second and fourth Sunday of the month)
10.30amSung Eucharist *
6.00pmChoral Evensong *
Wednesday10.15amHoly Communion (said)
* Live-streamed for those who are unable to attend church in person but still wish to share in our worship. For specific links for each service, please see the service details below.

Lectionary Year C

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY
Sunday 23rd January 2022

8.00am HOLY COMMUNION
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST
Preacher: Rev. Dr David Vannerley
Setting: The Canterbury Service – Barker
Nehemiah 8: 1–3, 5–6, 8–10
1 Corinthians 12: 12–31a
Luke 4: 14–21
Anthem: The heavens are telling – Haydn
Hymns: 438 (t. 296i), 234, 388i, 275, 415 (t. ‘Lyngham’)
Psalm 150

6.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Sung by the Tenors & Basses
Responses: Barker
Psalm 33 vv. 1–12
Numbers 9: 15–end
1 Corinthians 7: 17–20
Canticles: Benson
Anthem: Christe Redemptor omnium – Monteverdi
Hymns: 154ii, 155, 51

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST
President and Preacher: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Setting: The Canterbury Service – Barker
Isaiah 62: 1–5
1 Corinthians 12: 1–11
John 2: 1–11
Anthem: O taste and see – Vaughan Williams
Hymns: 55, 377, 280*, 274, 484 (t. 167)
Psalm 150

6.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Responses: Smith
Psalm 96
1 Samuel 3: 1–20
Ephesians 4: 1–16
Canticles: Brewer in D
Anthem: The Lamb – Tavener
Hymns: 49, 353 ( 13), 361 (t. 322)

8.00am HOLY COMMUNION
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST
President: Rev. Dr David Vannerley
Preacher: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Setting: The Canterbury Service – Barker
Isaiah 43: 1–7
Acts 8: 14–17
Luke 3: 15–17, 21–22
Anthem: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Gardner
Hymns: 352, 58, 56*, 288, MHT 193
Psalm 150
Voluntary: Fugue in G major BWV 567 – J. S. Bach

6.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Responses: Smith
Psalms 46 & 47
Isaiah 55: 1–11
Romans 6: 1–11
Canticles: Ives in D
Anthem: Listen, sweet dove – Ives
Hymns: 54ii, 431, 137

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST
President and Preacher: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Setting: The Canterbury Service – Barker
Isaiah 60: 1–6
Ephesians 3: 1–12
Matthew 2: 1–12
Anthem: There shall a star – Mendelssohn
Hymns: 47, 49, 52, 40, 36
Psalm 150
Voluntary: Prelude on ‘We three kings of orient are’ – Mawby

6.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Responses: Smith
Psalms 98 & 100 (Stanford)
Baruch 4: 36–5: end
John 2: 1–11
Canticles: Stanford in B-flat
Anthem: Three kings in great glory – Shaw
Hymns: 46ii, 51, 48
Voluntary: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern – Telemann

10.30am FESTAL SUNG EUCHARIST
President and Preacher: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Setting: Mass of St Thomas – Thorne
Acts 7: 51–end
Galatians 2: 15b –20
Matthew 10: 17–22
Hymns: 33 (omit 2, 3 & 6), 40, 201, 25

10.30am FESTAL SUNG EUCHARIST
President and Preacher:
Setting: The Canterbury Service – Barker
Isaiah 52: 7–10
Hebrews 1: 1–12
John 1: 1–14
During Communion: Choir carols
Hymns: 30 (omit vs. 4), 21, 28, 22 (CfC1 p2), 26 (omit vs. 4; CfC1 p39)
Psalm 150
Voluntary: Toccata from Symphony V – Widor

11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS
President and Preacher: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Setting: Mass of St Thomas – Thorne
Isaiah 9: 2–7
Titus 2: 11–14
Luke 2: 1–20
During Communion: Choir carols
Carols: 34 (CfC2 p148), 29, 32 (omit vs. 4), 35, 30 (omit vs. 4)
Psalm 150
Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on ‘In dulci jubilo’ (BWV 729) – J. S. Bach

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Preacher: Dr Peter Toon, Lay Reader
Setting: St Anne’s Mass – MacMillan
Micah 5: 2–5a
Hebrews 10: 5–10
Luke 1: 39–45
Anthem: Nova! Nova! – Chilcott
Hymns: 15, 6, 186, 297, 9
The Advent Prose vs. 4
Voluntary: Prelude on Lo, he comes with clouds descending – Marsh

4.00pm A SERVICE OF READINGS AND CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS

8.00am HOLY COMMUNION
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST
President and Preacher: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Setting: St Anne’s Mass – MacMillan
Zephaniah 3: 14–end
Philippians 4: 4–7
Luke 3: 7–18
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord always – Purcell
Hymns: 12, 443, 16, 275, 18
The Advent Prose vs. 3
Voluntary: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn (BWV 601) – J. S. Bach

4.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Responses: Sarum
Psalm 50 vv. 1–6 (tone III-2)
Isaiah 35
Luke 1: 57–end
Canticles: Morley fauxbourdons
Anthem: People look East – Besancon carol melody, arr. Shaw
Hymns: 14, ‘Hark what a sound’ (t. 320i), 3ii
Voluntary: Prelude on Come, thou long expected Jesus – Setchell

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST (in church and online)
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Preacher: Rev. Dr David Vannerley
Malachi 3: 1–4
Philippians 1: 3–11
Luke 3: 1–6
Anthem: Adam lay y’bounden – Ord
Hymns: 5, 12, 408i, 307, 10
The Advent Prose vs. 2
Voluntary: Advent reflections – Bonighton

4.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Sung by the Tenors and Basses
Responses: Sarum
Psalm 75 (tone VI)
Isaiah 40: 1–11
Magnificat: Plainsong tone II-2 solemn
Luke 1: 1–25
Nunc Dimittis: Plainsong tone IV-4
Anthem: The Advent Prose
Hymns: 1i, 8 (t. 128ii), 7
Voluntary: Rorate Caeli Choral orne – Demessieux

8.00am HOLY COMMUNION (in church)

10.30am FESTAL SUNG EUCHARIST (in church and online)
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Preacher: Sally Waters, Lay-Reader
Introit: I look from afar – adapted from a Magnificat by Palestrina
Setting: St Anne’s Mass – MacMillan
Jeremiah 33: 14–16
1 Thessalonians 3: 9–end
Luke 21: 25–36
Anthem: The truth from above – trad. English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams
Hymns: 11, 3ii, 7, 298, 9
The Advent Prose vs.1
Voluntary: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) – J. S. Bach

4.00pm THE ADVENT CAROL SERVICE (in church and online)

Introit: I look from afar – adapted from a
Magnificat by Palestrina
Psalm 13
Anthems:
The truth from above – trad. English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams
O thou the central orb – Wood
Hymns: 5, 1, 7, 57, 11
Dismissal: Barker
Voluntary: Toccata on ‘Veni Emmanuel’ – Carter