Advent Carol Service
Christ the King
Plymouth PL1 2EN
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
with Buckfast Abbey Choir
The choir will be singing a range of sacred music for Advent including:
I look from afar...Willcocks/Palestrina ;
The truth from above by R Vaughan Williams ;
Adam lay ybounden ;
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by E Poston
& Hosanna to the Son of David by Gibbons
The congregation will be singing O Come O Come Immanuel ;
On Jordans bank by Charles Coffiin ;
Lo! He comes with clouds descending by Charles Wesley ;
Hail Queen of Heaven, the ocean star ;
Come thou long expected Jesus.
The liturgy begins in darkness and as the clergy process from the West they bring light to the congregation, holding candles, and sing, O Come O Come Emmanuel.
Five lessons are readings from the prophets whose words instill hope in God's people. The next lesson is the Philippian hymn reminding us of the self-emptying of God in the Incarnation. And finally we hear the gospel of the Annunciation of our Lord to Mary.
Please come and support our service - a beautiful and meditative start to Advent.