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Mattins is an Anglican morning prayer service which draws from the monastic offices Matins, Lauds and Prime. Historically, Mattins was the main Sunday morning service on most Sundays in all Anglican parishes, with Holy Communion being celebrated after Mattins or Evensong, typically on the first Sunday of the month. Since the mid-twentieth century when Holy Communion became the principal Sunday service in many American Anglican parishes, Mattins has taken a backseat and is now sung much less frequently.

At Saint Stephen’s Church, Choral Mattins remains one of the jewels of the Anglican tradition and is sung by the Choir of Men & Boys on the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays of the month, except for Whitsunday and Easter Day. The service begins at 11.00 am and ordinarily lasts about 60 minutes.

This will be the Choir’s final service of the academic year.



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Sunday, 16 JuneTrinity Sunday
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11 am – Choral Mattins
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responsesByrd
psalm 99 Day
canticles Benedicite, omnia opera in B-flat Sumsion
canticles Jubilate in C Boyce
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anthem O lux beata Trinitas Prætorius
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hymns Round the Lord in glory seated Rustington
hymns Holy Father, great Creator Regent Square
hymns Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty Nicæa
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voluntary Toccata in B minor Gigout
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Choral services will resume in the autumn of 2019
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