During Level 4 lockdown, regular in-person worship at the Cathedral is suspended. We pray for the wellbeing of the city by practising our faith in different ways and, in particular, by worshipping at home rather than in our building. Once the restrictions are lifted, the cathedral will re-open.
Online Worship for 6 December 2020 can be found in several videos.
- Three videos that form a service of Holy Communion
- A hymn: ‘On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry’
- Two videos for members of the Young Church and their households
The Provost leads this service from the Cathedral. The Rev Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart is the preacher. Becki Cox leads some of the prayers, Pat Bennett leads the Intercessions, and the Vice Provost reads the Gospel. Music at Communion is an English folk carol (‘This is the truth sent from above’) performed by Morven Bremner (voice) and Frikki Walker (chamber organ). The Vice Provost sings the mass setting (St Anne’s Mass) by James MacMillan; organist Steven McIntyre plays this and the voluntary at the end of the service, Fantasia (Variations on Veni Emmanuel, Var. XI) by John Ellis.
Download a PDF transcript of the service here:
Online Worship – 6 December 2020 – Advent 2
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Hymn – ‘On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry’
The following videos have been prepared for members of the Young Church by Rosemary Hannah and Sophie Agrell and Christine Walker, who teaches another song for the Cathedral’s crib service (‘There Wasn’t Any Room At The Inn’ by Michael Forster and Christopher Tambling).
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