St. Agnes’ Day at Most Precious Blood

We recently reported the appointment of a new Choral Director at Most Precious Blood, The Borough, London.

Churchwarden Christopher Smith has now written to us about last Thursday’s feast of St. Agnes. He writes:

MPB’s regular weekday offering has been greatly enhanced musically by Miles Ashdown, their new Choral Director, and continued on Thursday which happened to be St Agnes’ day. The London (South) Ordinariate group originated at St Agnes’, Kennington, where Fr Christopher Pearson was the incumbent for over 15 years. This is also the week of prayer for Christian Unity and underlines the mission of the Ordinariate in realised ecumenism. This was the programme:

Thursday 21st January – St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr.
6pm Choral Evensong
Responses: Tallis
Canticles: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis “Short” Service – Tallis
Anthem to Our Lady: Alma Redemptoris – Plainsong

6.30pm Mass in the Ordinariate Use
Setting: Mass for four voices – Byrd
Communion Motet: O sing joyfully – Batten

A light supper and refreshment was served after the Mass.

And this is what the future has in store:

Thursday 28th January – St Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church
Communion Motet: Bethlehem Down – Warlock

Thursday 4th February – Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis – Stanford in C and Sumsion in F for the Mass

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