Services This Month

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


Sunday 7th May 2017

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

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Lesley McCreadie

Setting: Sumsion in F

Hymns: 457, 282, 296, 124

Motets: Listen, sweet dove; If ye love me (Ledger)

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

Dr Huw Ridgeway

Mrs Claire Ridgeway

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

Celebrant: Revd Nelva Moss

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Morning Worship

Preacher: Mr Richard Ambrose

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
12.15pm - Baptism

Officiant: Revd Jane Craw

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

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)

Responses: Clucas

Psalm: 29 vv 1-10

Canticles: Moeran in D

Anthem : Now the green blade riseth (Lindley)

Hymns: 390 (t. 493), 457, 476

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

Saturday 13th May 2017

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

Service sung by Crediton Parish Church Choir


Sunday 14th May 2017

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: Revd Richard Wyld

Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: Macmillan

Hymns: 436, 201, 353, 413

Motets: Ave verum (Mozart); Ave Maria (Schubert)

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

Celebrant: Sister Isabel Keegan

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

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Holy Communion

Preacher: Mr Mark Greenstock

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Holy Communion (BCP)

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.30am - Service for Sherborne Girls and Sherborne School
The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
12.15pm - Baptism

Officiant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

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

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: View me, Lord (Lloyd)

Responses: Clucas

Psalm: 147 vv 1 – 12

Canticles: Walmisley in D minor

Anthem : Evening Hymn (Balfour Gardiner)

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


Sunday 21st May 2017

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

Celebrant: Revd Jane Craw

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

St Paul's Church, Sherborne
9.00am - Holy Communion

Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Jono Tregale

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Lindsay Collins

Setting: Sherborne Mass (Bednall)

Hymns: 333, 115, 263 (omit **vv 5&6), 113

Motet: I am the bread of life (Carter); Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Bairstow)

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

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Lesley McCreadie

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

Celebrant: Revd Richard Wyld

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Morning Worship

Preacher: Ven. Paul Taylor

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: Revd Richard Wyld

Preacher: Sister Ann-Marie Stuart

Introit: Oculi omnium (Parnell)

Responses: Tomkins

Psalm: 87

Canticles: Noble in B minor

Anthem: Let all the world in every corner sing (Vaughan Williams)

Hymns: 486, 493, 336

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

Preacher: Canon Eric Woods


Thursday 25th May 2017

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: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Lesley McCreadie

Setting: Mass for three voices (Byrd)

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

Motet: Ascendit Deus in jubilatione (plainsong), Viri Galilei (Byrd)


Sunday 28th May 2017

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 Lesley McCreadie

Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

Setting: Sumsion in G

Hymns: 332, 388 (i), 296 (i), 271

Motets: O sacrum convivium (Croce); Gustate et videte (Asola)

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

Celebrant: Sister Isabel Keegan

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

Celebrant: Revd Nelva Moss

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - All Age Worship

Preachers: Revd Jono Tregale/Revd Diane Tregale

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Sister Ann-Marie Stuart

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

Officiant: Revd Richard Wyld

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

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Richard Wyld

Introit: The Lord ascendeth up on high (Praetorius)

Responses: Rose

Psalm: 47

Canticles: Sumsion in G

Anthem: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (Walker)

Hymns: 128 (ii), 483 (77), 476