Town Carol Service 2022

Carol Service 18 December 2022

HYMN Once in royal VV 1 & 2 solo/choir

Welcome and Bidding prayer

CAROL  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – John Gardiner (1917-2011)

First LESSON (Creation)

CAROL  Sans day Carol – Trad. arr. Willcocks

Second LESSON (The Fall)

HYMN God rest you, merry gentlemen

CAROL  Adam lay y bounden – Boris Ord (1897-1961)

Third LESSON (Prophecy of birth)

CAROL  Sussex Carol – arr. Philip Ledger

Fourth LESSON (Kingdom of peace)

CAROL  Myn Lyking – R.R. Terry (1864-1938) 

Fifth LESSON (Annunciation)

HYMN O Little town

CAROL  No Small wonder – Paul Edwards (b.1955)

Sixth LESSON (Birth)

CAROL  Long the night – Ukranian melody, arr. Roy Massey)

Seventh LESSON (Shepherds)

HYMN While shepherds watched their flocks

CAROL  Ding dong, merrily on high – arr. Mack Wilberg

Eighth LESSON (Magi)

CAROL  The Kings – Chorale melody Philipp Nicolai, solo melody and text Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)

Ninth LESSON (Gospel according to John)

HYMN O Come all ye faithful

Prayers and Blessing

HYMN Hark the herald

Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on In dulci jubilo – JS Bach


Director of music Adrian Richards
Organist Simon Kirk