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SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)

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Readings of the Day
Genesis 29.15-28; Psalm 105.1-11; Romans 8.26-93
Gospel: Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52

7.00am  Morning Prayer

7.30am  Eucharist

9.00am  Sung Eucharist
Fr John Sanderson
Setting: Missa sine nomine (Peter Jewkes, b.1956) 


10.30am  Solemn High Mass
Preacher: Fr John Sanderson
Setting: Missa Christi Aeterna Munera
(Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1525-1594)
Motet: Prevent us, O Lord (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

6.30pm   Solemn Evensong & Benediction
Preacher: Fr John Kafwanka
Canticles: Service in A (Herbert Sumsion, 1899-1995)
Anthem: Never weather-beaten sail (Charles Wood, 1866-1926)
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

Watch: A snapshot of Holy Week & Easter at Christ Church St Laurence

         A selection of images showing the beauty, solemnity and pilgrimage of Holy Week at Christ Church St Laurence. Beginning with Christ's triumphant entry into the Holy City on Palm Sunday, and moving through the Institution of the Eucharist on Maundy Thursday to the Passion and Crucifixion on Good Friday, which takes place in a bare church, stripped of any ornaments. The Easter Vigil begins in complete darkness but the light soon overcomes it as we celebrate Christ's glorious resurrection and triumph over death on Easter Day. In Holy Week 2014 we were joined by guest preacher Fr Nicholas Wheeler, Priest Missioner of the City of God, Rio de Janeiro. (Photography by Colin Tso, copyright Christ Church St Laurence, 2014).

Music: Missa Omnes Sancti: Benedictus, from the CD 'Light's Glittering Morn: Music from Lent to Easter'', Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence. Click here for more information about this new CD.

Click here to watch 'A Sunday in the Life of Christ Church St Laurence'