Bath Abbey Easter Services

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14 April 2022 at 12:00 am
17 April 2022 at 8:00 pm

Maundy Thursday, 14 April
8.30am – Morning Prayer

12noon – Holy Communion

7pm – Sung Eucharist and Vigil
Sung by Abbey Choirs of Girls and Lay-Clerks.
Introit: Ubi caritas Ola Gjeilo
Setting: Mass for Five Voices Byrd
Communion: O sacrum convivium Tallis
With footwashing and stripping of the altar followed by Vigil with readings, silence and choral solos.

Good Friday, 15 April
12noon – 2pm – Meditation

2pm – 3pm – Final Hour, with Abbey choir
Sung by the Abbey Girls and Lay-clerks. Directed by Huw Williams. Organ Shean Bowers. The Reproaches Sanders, Crucifixus Lotti, Miserere Allegri O vos omnes Casals.

7pm – Passiontide Prayer in Music & Words: J Stainer’s The Crucifixion
Sung by the Abbey Boys and Lay-clerks. Narrator Alex Edwards; Christus Mike Entwisle. Organist Shean Bowers. Conductor Huw Williams.

Easter Day, 17 April
Remember the resurrection of Christ.

8am Holy Communion
Quiet, reflective worship

9.30am Family Communion
Worship for all the family

11.30am Sung Eucharist
Sung by the Girls and Lay-clerks. Surrexit Christus hodie Scheidt, Mass in D Dvorak, Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth Handel, Dic nobis Maria Bassano.

3.30pm Choral Evensong
Sung by the Boys and Lay-clerks. Introit: Easter Vaughan Williams, Dyson in D, Blessed be the Lord and Father S. S. Wesley.

6.30pm Informal Service
Informal worship at the close of the day