Date: 1 April 2020

Eucharist

Led by: The Bishop

Date: 1 April 2020

Evening Prayer

Led by: 

Date: 31 March 2020

Eucharist

Led by: The Bishop of Dunwich

Date: 31 March 2020

Evening Prayer

Led by: The Canon Precentor

Date: 30 March 2020

Eucharist

Led by: The Canon Precentor

Date: 30 March 2020

Evening Prayer

Led by: The Dean

Date: 29 March 2020

Eucharist

Led by: The Bishop

Date: 29 March 2020

Evening Prayer 

Led by: The Dean

Date: 31 March 2020

Music Reflections

William Saunders – Assisting Organist

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent…

 

These words of John Donne (17th-century prolific English poet and Dean of St Paul’s) seem so very apt in these times, when we rely more and more on each other and our communities for our daily needs. As you listen to this music, you might like to pray one of John Donne’s prayers – his firm belief in God’s love for us in this life and the life beyond life:

Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening

into the house and gate of Heaven,

to enter into that gate and dwell in that house,

where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light;

no noise nor silence, but one equal music;

no fears or hopes, but one equal possession;

no ends or beginnings, but one equal eternity,

in the habitations of thy glory and dominion,

world without end.

Amen.

Date: 30 March 2020

Music Reflections

Richard Cook – Acting Director of Music

“Lockdown” feels like we’re on a journey but with no idea of the length or destination. The account of the Emmaus Road journey, and the disciples’ desolation, is the inspiration for today’s music, based on Luke 24.29: “They urged Jesus strongly – ‘Stay with us’”. As we hear Richard Cook playing this Bach prelude, we pray that, whatever we are feeling, we would recognise the presence of Christ in those around us and within us, ‘staying with us’ to sustain us in the days and weeks ahead. “Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ”: Ah Jesu Christ, with us abide, ~ For now, behold, ’tis eventide: ~ And bring, to cheer us through the night, ~ Thy Word, our true and only light.