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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Written by on 22nd December 2015


On Christmas Day at 4pm, tune into Siren FM to hear readings and music that tell the Christmas story.

Led by the Vicar at St Mary’s, Canon Alex Whitehead, with the church choir and congregation.

O Come Emmanuel

Bidding Prayer

Adam lay ybounden – Boris Ord

The First Lesson, read by a member of the congregation

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Elizabeth Poston

The Second Lesson, read by a churchsitter

Once in royal David’s city

In the Bleak Midwinter – Harold Darke

The Third Lesson, read by a Parochial Church Councillor

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – English Trad. arranged by David Willcocks

The Fourth Lesson, read by a member of the St Mary’s Church Choir

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

Vienne la Rosée – arr: Richard Quesnel

The Fifth Lesson, read by a Churchwarden

Away in a manger

Sleep in peace – Tim Porter

The Sixth Lesson read by a Lay Minister

See him lying in a bed of straw

What sweeter music – John Rutter

The Seventh Lesson, read by a St Mary’s Reader

While Shepherds [Tune: Traditional Lincolnshire]

The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius

The Eighth Lesson, read by an Ordained Minister

Unto us is born a son

O Magnum Mysterium – Christopher Brook

The Ninth Lesson, read by The Vicar

It came upon the midnight clear


The Blessing

Hark the Herald Angels sing

Director of Music: Christopher Brook
Organist: Edward Wellman

To Listen to this programme now, click the link below.

A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, recorded at St Mary Magdalene Church, Bailgate – December 2015 by Sirenmedia on Mixcloud