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Easter Sunday

We are delighted that you have joined us today. The service commences according to ancient Easter ceremony, as the Deacon emerges carrying the Paschal candle, the symbol of Christ’s risen presence with us, declaring the news of his Resurrection.

The Revd Dr William Lamb, the Vicar, is presiding and preaching today.  The Mass Setting is Missa super Pilons pilons lorge, LV416, by Orlande de Lassus (1532- 1594), sung by the University Church Choir, directed by Robert Howarth. The Organ is played by James Brown.

You can follow the order of service here

Welcome to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. We are delighted that you have joined us today. 
Good Friday is a sombre occasion in the life of the Christian Church, when we recall and relive the events of the day when Christ was tried, tortured, executed on a cross, and buried in a tomb. The ancient ‘Liturgy of Good Friday’ has four elements:

The Liturgy of the Word - this begins with a time of silent prayer and ends with the reading of the account of the Passion and a sermon.
The Proclamation of the Cross - we venerate the cross and, in union with Christ, entrust to God our own burdens and the suffering of the whole world.
The Intercession - follows a period of silence. We pray at the foot of the cross. 
The Liturgy of the Sacrament - we receive the Sacrament which was reserved on Maundy Thursday. The two days are connected in this action, for together they speak of Jesus' self-offering and loving service. Holy Communion draws us into Christ’s passion in the most powerful way. At the end of the service, we depart in austere silence.

Our preacher is Professor Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity.

You can follow the order of service here.

Welcome to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. This service celebrates the institution of the Eucharist by Christ with his disciples in the upper room, where he washes their feet like a servant, instructs them to remember him in blessing and sharing bread and wine, and gives them a new commandment (Mandatum novum, from which ‘Maundy Thursday’ receives its name) to ‘love one another’ (John 13.34). 

The Revd Dr William Lamb, the Vicar, is presiding this evening, and our preacher is the Revd Professor Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity. The Mass Setting is Mass for Three Voices by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740), and is sung by three cantors, directed by Robert Howarth.

You can follow the Order of Service here

 

Welcome to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. We are delighted that you have joined us today. The Revd Susannah Reide, Precentor, is presiding this morning and Professor Sarah Mortimer, Reader, is preaching.

The Mass Setting, sung by a cantor, is the Mass for solo voice by Richard Jeffrey-Gray. The organ music is played by James Brown.

You can follow the order of service here. 

Welcome to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. We are delighted that you have joined us today. The Revd Dr Erica Longfellow, Dean of Divinity and Chaplain of New College, is presiding this morning and the Revd Dr William Lamb, Vicar, is preaching.

The Mass Setting, sung by three cantors, is the Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd (1543-1623). The organ music is settings of German Lutheran Chorale preludes for Lent, from German composers of the Baroque period.

You can follow the order of service here.

 

Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer

Welcome to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. We are delighted that you have joined us today.

The service is led by the Reverend Dr William Lamb, Vicar, and parts of the service are sung by the Revd Susannah Reide, the Precentor. The preacher is the Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie, Assistant Curate at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, in the Diocese of London. 

The first lesson is read by John Service, Prayer Book Churches and Clergy Co-ordinator. The second lesson is read by Jon Riding, a Trustee of the Prayer Book Society and Chairman of the Cranmer Awards Committee. The Act of Commemoration is led by the Revd Richard Smail, Branch Chaplain, Prayer Book Society, Diocese of Oxford. 

Evensong is sung today by the University Church Choir, directed by the Director of Music, Robert Howarth. The responses are sung to music by William Byrd (1543-1623) and the setting is the Short Service by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). The organist is Mr James Brown.

You can follow the Order of Service here.