ANNOUNCEMENTS, SERVICES & EVENTS
(see further down for Service reports/This & That)
REGULAR WEEKLY SERVICES
SUNDAY Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 8.00am, now on 2nd Sunday only- so please join us and help restore the weekly service!!.
Sung Euchrist- All Age worship (CW) 10.00am
CHORAL EVENSONG - according to the Book of Common Prayer - is sung with chanted Preces & Responses, and sometimes, the Canticles are sung to settings by composers as Sumsion, Stainer, Moeran, Walmisley.
This is held at 4:30pm on the 3rd Sunday in the month only, but is liable to be cancelled in favour of another event. Again, please join us and help restore the weekly service! Whenever you get the chance, please come to experience and add to the splendour of our traditional Book of Common Prayer Anglican services!
Wednesdays Eucharist 10 am
Thursdays Eucharist 12.15 pm
(both non-BCP ?)
OTHER REGULAR EVENTS
Monday 9:00am Morning Prayer
9:30am Staff Meeting
1:25pm Lunchtime prayer
7:30pm Home groups/Bible Study
Tuesday 9:00am Morning Prayer
10.00am Minster Minstrels Toddlers
2.00pm Music Appreciation (Lounge)
7:30pm Friendship Group-1st each month
Wednesday 9:00am Morning Prayer
10:00am Eucharist (Bede Chapel)
12 noon Ecumenical Bible Study (Lounge)
7.00pm Bishopwearmouth Choral Society Rehearsal
Thursday 9:00am Morning Prayer
1:45pm Mother's Union (1st each month)
3:00pm Pastoral Care Meeting
7:00pm Choir Practice (Song School & Church)
Friday 9:00am Morning Prayer
1:15pm Lunchtime Prayer
Saturday 7:00pm Bible Study
In a rather exciting development, our newly promoted Musical Director, Tom Honeyman, has been able to build on the strong Choir foundations laid by David Cox, his predecessor of many years standing, by setting his choir new challenges over the last couple of months.
The main challenge is in his 'raising the bar' at our monthly Choral Evensong, so that now, the service begins with an Introit. The Versicles & Responses that follow are now sung to different settings, followed by Full settings of the Canticles, and an Anthem.
At each of these two services, in January and February, the choir has sung from the dais, which, situated at the crossing, is the most acoustically fulfilling place in most churches. This has come as something of a challenge to those of us who feel more exposed, after the relative anonymity of the choir stalls, but the crossing is actually where the main choir stalls stood before the major renovations
In time, it is hoped that the dais will be removed and mobile choir stalls will be acquired for use for such services.
Our music has been enhanced by the services of guest organists over the past few weeks and we are very grateful for the support that give us.
The compilation above includes Jeremy our guest organist in February, Tom Honeyman and some of our valuable choristers (three generations of the Carruthers family
THIS & THAT
My wife and I regularly spend a couple of days in London and while there were extremely attracted to yet another London church which offers a good mix of main services, both modern and traditional. This fact they proudly proclaim both within and outside the church - see the images below.It is not unusual in London. Apparently, even normal folk there are able to appreciate the beauty of our more traditional services and are able to provide the best of music to complete the worship !
Other London Notice boards seen fairly recently:-
but, back to the Minster.....
The Minster Bells have now been installed for a few years - a ring of 10 bells. Work is ongoing to assemble sufficient ringers to ring them all
Following a Congregation Committee 'Thinking Day' in January 2010, and the building on the advice of Urban Minsters and Greater Churches around the country, we began the process of upgrading and redeveloping our Minster Shop in Easter this year. Whilst continuing to stock Fair Trade items, and promoting the work of Fair Trade in the city, the new shop will also sell a wider range of items to help generate a much needed source of income. The success of the shop will depend upon the good will and commitment of volunteers, and become an increasingly important part of our visitor welcome. Volunteer application forms are available in the Minster office if you or others you know might be interested in helping on the rota. Please advertise the shop to friends and family, and let us know your thoughts and suggestions as we venture into the world of retail.
For more lnformatlon/detalls contact: Sunderland Minster, High Street West, Sunderland SRI 3ET
Tel: 01 9 1 5654066 Mob: 07983 71 0559 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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