Services This Month

The following services are in addition to the regular weekday services in the Abbey.


Sunday 5th May 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: Darke in E

Motets: If ye love me (Stopford)

Hymns: 112, 315 (t.288), 104, 113

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Village Service

Officiant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Village Communion followed by APCM

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Morning Worship
The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.15am - Festal Mattins

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Festal Choral Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Responses: Rose

Psalm: 150

Canticles: ‘Collegium Regale’ (Howells)

Anthem : Praise the Lord (David Bednall) – world premiere

Hymns: 118, 336


Sunday 12th May 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Hugh Bonsey

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist with Holy Baptism

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: ‘Salisbury Service’ (Ives)

Motets: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)

Hymns: 205, 457, 296, 124

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Family Communion

Celebrant: Revd Nelva Moss

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Holy Communion
The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Christopher Huitson

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.30am - Service for Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls
The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Choral Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)

Responses: Jackman

Psalm: 113

Canticles: Watson in E

Anthem : This is the day (Rutter)

Hymns: 390 (t. 493), 476


Sunday 19th May 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Hugh Bonsey

St Paul's Church, Sherborne
9.00am - Holy Communion
The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Revd Jane Craw

Preacher: Revd Robert Green

Setting: Darke in F

Motets: Listen, sweet dove (Ives); O taste and see (Vaughan Williams)

Hymns: 436, 425, 296, 413

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Morning Service

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Family Communion

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Morning Worship
The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.15am - Short Abbey Service – a child friendly service for everyone

Officiant: Revd Jane Craw

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant: Revd Hugh Bonsey

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Introit: Hail! gladdening light (Stainer)

Responses: Jackman

Psalm: 98

Canticles: 3rd Service (Moore)

Anthem: O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)

Hymns: 440 (omit vv. 4&5), 464, 120

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.15pm - Service for Sherborne School

Sunday 26th May 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

Preacher: Revd Christopher Huitson

Setting: Sumsion in G

Motets: Love bade me welcome (Vaughan Williams)

Hymns: 415 (t.  346), 115, 364 (t. 408), 437

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Hugh Bonsey

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Said Holy Communion

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - All Age Worship
The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins for Fellowship Sunday

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: Si iniquitates (S Wesley)

Responses: Marlow

Psalm: 126

Canticles: Sumsion in G

Anthem: I will lift up mine eyes (Walker)

Hymns: 486, 493, 265


Thursday 30th May 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
7.00am - Ascension Day

Choir sings from the Tower

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
7.00pm - Parish Eucharist for Ascension Day

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: Mass for three voices (Byrd)

Motet: Viri Galilei (Byrd); Ave verum (Byrd)

Hymns: 130 (i), 134, 271, 332