Holy Week and Easter services

Palm Sunday April 9

Family Mass at 9.30am

With hymns and a simple musical setting of the Mass


Blessing of Palms and Solemn High Mass at 11am

Music:        Weelkes - Hosanna to the Son of David

                      Byrd - Mass for Four Voices

Gospel:       The St Matthew Passion

                      set to music by Tomás Luis de Victoria

 

Tuesday April 11, Wednesday April 12
Low Mass at 12.15pm

 

Maundy Thursday April 13 at 7.30pm

Mass and Passion Watch

Music:          Haydn - Little Organ Mass

 

Good Friday April 14 at 12 noon

Liturgy of the Passion 

Tomás Luis de Victoria -The Passion according to St John

Tomás Luis de Victoria - The Reproaches

Station  Jesus dies upon the Cross

 

 

 

     This is an image of one of our

      very fine

      Stations of the Cross

      depicting

      Jesus dying upon the Cross.

 

 

 

 

Holy Saturday April 15 at 8.30pm

Blessing of the New Fire, Vigil and

First Mass of Easter

Music:         Mozart - Spatzenmesse (K220)


Easter Day April 16 at 11am

      Christ the Lord is risen again!
      Christ hath broken every chain!
      Hark, the angels shout for joy,
      Singing evermore on high,          Alleluya!

Solemn High Mass

Music:            Gounod - Messe solennelle de Ste Cécile

                          Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

                                    with orchestra.

From organ gallery

Easter at St Bart's is truly magnificent.

Liturgy, music and preaching combine to present an unforgettable spiritual experience.

It is a long-established tradition that Gounod's wonderful setting of the Mass is sung by the choir with a professional orchestra drawn from local musicians.

This has been done without exception since the early 1890s.

Do come and join us for this unique occasion.

 

 

 

In view of the prior rehearsal that is necessary for the 11am High Mass, there will not be a celebration of the Family Mass  at 9.30.