St Mary’s Music

Information about music at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury

Home Concerts Choir Organ


2020 Anthem Playlist on YouTube

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22 March Church closes for services

22 April Virtual Choral Evensong with Goodnestone Choir (in place of visit to Canterbury Cathedral)

Preces & Responses (Ayleward), Evening Service in A (Stanford), Give us the wings of faith (Bullock)

26 July Church reopens for Restricted Benefice services

From August, services are available here:

Recordings for services

9 August If ye love me (Tallis)

16 August

23 August Teach me O Lord (Attwood)

30 August

6 September God so loved the world (Stainer)

13 September

20 September Ave Maria (Arcadelt)

27 September

4 October

7 October Joy’s licensing

Locus iste (Bruckner)

Choir restarts

11 October Justorum animae (Stanford)

18 October (Harvest) Thou visitest the earth (Maurice Greene)

25 October Ave verum corpus natum (Introit), Give us the wings of faith (Ernest Bullock) & Wondrous Cross (Philip Wilby)

1 November (All Saints) I sing a song of the saints of God (Introit), Author of Life Divine (Malcolm Archer) & Nada te turbe (Taize)

2nd lockdown starts 5 November

29 November Advent Service of Light

(Recordings in live streamed service

I look from afar (Palestrina)

A tender shoot (Goldschmit)

Adam lay ybounden (Ord)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Poston)

Choir restarts 11 December

20 December Service of Lessons and Carols

(Streamed live

A Maiden most Gentle (Carter)

Glory to God from Messiah (Handel)

O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen)

24 December Midnight Mass

(Recordings in live streamed service

In the Bleak Midwinter (Darke)

O Come all ye Faithful


10.30am Parish Eucharist

6.00pm Choral Evensong

5 January

Responses: Sumsion

Canticles: Stanford in Bb

Anthem: Small wonder the star (Edwards)

12 January

Anthem: Bethlehem down (Warlock)

19 January

26 January

Anthem: Beati quorum via (Stanford)

2 February


Responses: Sumsion

Canticles: Ireland in F

Anthem: When to the temple Mary went (Eccard)

9 February

Anthem: There's a wideness in God's Mercy (Bevan)

16 February

Anthem: Ubi Caritas (Gjeilo)

23 February

Anthem: O nata Lux (Tallis)

26 February

Ash Wednesday

Anthem: Thou wilt keep him (Sumsion)

1 March

Responses: Ebdon

Canticles: Gibbons short service

Anthem: O vos omnes (Victoria)

8 March

Anthem: If ye love me (Tallis)

15 March

Anthem: Timor et Tremor (Lassus)

22 March

Anthem: Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Rachmaninov)

29 March

Anthem: God so loved the world (Stainer)