Services This Week

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


Saturday 20th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.30pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by SW Chamber Choir

Introit:           Hear my prayer, O Lord (Henry Purcell)
Responses:  Ayleward in Bb
Psalm:            104 (v. 1 – 15)
Canticles:      Walmsley in D minor
Anthem:        Lord, let me know mine end (Maurice Green)
Hymn:            243


Sunday 21st July 2019

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

Celebrant: Revd Hugh Bonsey

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Service sung by SW Chamber Choir

Setting: A Minor Mass (Stephen Trahair)

Motet: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)

Hymns: 486, 483 (77), 378, 393

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

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

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

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey

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

Officiant: Revd Jane Craw

Preacher: Mr Paul Carling

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

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

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

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Service sung by SW Chamber Choir

Introit:  God so loved the world (John Stainer)

Responses:  Neil Fortin in G

Psalm: 81

Canticles:  Stanford in G

Anthem:  O how glorious is the kingdom (Basil Harwood)

Hymns: 368, 481 (462), 391


Wednesday 24th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: John Rutter CBE 

Introit: Byrd, Siderum Rector

Responses: Smith

Psalm 84 Havergal
Canticles: Howells Gloucester Servicea

Anthem:Balfour Gardiner, Evening Hymn

Hymn: Light’s abode, celestial Salem (401)


Thursday 25th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: James Henderson

Responses: Morley

Psalm 119: 89-104 Attwood, Skeats

Canticles: Tomkins Fifth Service

Anthem: Haydn, The heavens are telling

Hymn: All my hope on God is founded (333)


Friday 26th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: Bob Chilcott

Responses: Smith

Psalm 119: 161-176 Foster, Elvey

Canticles: Stanford in A

Anthem: Chilcott, Thou knowest Lord

Hymn: How shall I sing that majesty (373)


Saturday 27th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: James Henderson 

Introit: Tallis, If ye love me

Responses: Smith

Psalms 130 & 131 Parratt, Monk

Canticles: Dyson in D

Anthem: Elgar, Give unto the Lord

Hymn: O praise ye the Lord (427)


Sunday 28th July 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 & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Setting: Mass for Four Voices (Byrd)

Motets: Ave verum (Byrd)

If ye love me (Tallis)

Hymns: 338, 499, 271, 436

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

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

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

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
11.00am - Holy Communion for Patronal Festival

Officiant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

Preacher: Bishop of Sherborne

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.30am - Baptism

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