Carols by Candlelight 2022.

We enjoyed a wonderful Carols by Candlelight last Sunday led by Canon David Tickner.

If you weren’t able to be with us then you can watch the service here on youtube

Many thanks to our wonderful choir and our terrific team of readers for creating such a special service for us to enjoy.

– Once in Royal David’s City. Solo, Choir and Congregation. – The Sussex Carol, Choir. Traditional words, Tune heard by Cecil Sharpe and Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1919 sung by a lady at Monk’s Gate c 3 miles south of Horsham – hence its name “The Sussex Carol”.
-Unto us is born a Son, King of Quires supernal.Choir and Congregation.
– O little town of Bethlehem. Choir and Congregation. – There is no Rose. Choir. Medieval words, composer John Joubert (1927-2019).
– See amid the winter’s snow. Choir and Congregation.
– In Dulci Jubilo. Choir. Composer R. Pearsall (1795-1856).
– Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Choir and Congregation.
-The First Nowell. Choir and Congregation. – Carol of the Bells. Choir. Tune – a Ukrainian Folk chant set by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914. Dedicated to all Ukrainians and particularly those staying locally and their families and hosts.
– Good King Wenceslas. Choir and Congregation. king Wenceslas was a legendary Bohemian King who gave to the poor. Composed in 1853 at Sackville College in East Grinstead by then Warden JM Neale.
– We wish you a Merry Christmas. Choir and Congregation. Traditional, West Country.

1. Isaiah 9.2, 6-7 The Prophecy of The Messiah’s Birth.
2. Micah 5. 2-4. The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.
3. Isaiah 11. 1-9. Kingdom of Peace.
4. Luke 1. 26-38. The Annunciation to Mary.
5. Matthew 1. 18-25. St Matthew tells of the Birth of Jesus.
6. Luke 2. 1-7. St Luke tells of the Birth of Jesus.
7. Luke 2. 8-16. The Shepherds go to the Manger.
8. Matthew 2. 1-11.The Magi are led by the star to Jesus.
9. John 1. 1-14. The Incarnation of the Word of God.

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