Third Sunday after Epiphany - 17th January 2021

Livestream of Holy Communion from the church.
Sadly without the choir at the moment, due to the current national restrictions. They will be back as soon as it is possible, but in the meantime the service will be a said one.

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The Baptism of Christ - 10th January 2021

Livestream of Holy Communion from the church.
Sadly without the choir at the moment, due to the current national restrictions. They will be back as soon as it is possible, but in the meantime the service will be a said one.

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Christmas 2 / Epiphany - 3rd January 2021

Join us as we celebrate Said Eucharist in the church.

Christmas Day - 25th December 2020

Join us as we celebrate sung Eucharist for Christmas Day in the church.

Christmas Eve - 25th December 2020

The Christmas Story and prayers with the Vicar, Revd Andrew Quigley

Live Nine Lessons and Carols Service - 20th December 2020

A recording of our live Nine Lessons and Carols service. Like our Advent Carol service, this had a slightly different feel to it this year, for obvious reasons, but it was another great joy to be able to be in church again. For an hour, some sense of normality returned.

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Advent 4 - 20th December 2020

Join us as we celebrate Eucharist for Advent 4 in the church. This mornings service is said as the choir are here this afternoon for the Nine Lessons and Carols






Advent 3 - 13th December 2020

Join us as we celebrate Choral Eucharist for Advent 3 and a Baptism in the church.

ADVENT ANTIPHONS: Plainsong
CHOIR HYMN: Hills of the North rejoice
SETTING: Short Service (Batten)
CHOIR HYMN: Hark a thrilling voice is sounding
ANTHEM: The Lord bless you and keep you (Rutter)
CHOIR HYMN: Come thou long expected Jesus

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Advent Carol Service - 6th December 2020

A recording of our Advent Carol Service. This had a slightly different feel to it this year, for obvious reasons, but it was a great joy to be able to be in church again and know that Advent has now started properly.

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Advent Sunday - 28th November 2020

Lighting the first candle on the Advent Wreath

Advent 2020

It is the practice at St James the Greater to hold a Traditional Service of Advent Carols by Candlelight on Advent Sunday. Sadly, we are prevented from doing so this year, but it is our intention to do so next week on Advent 2, Sunday 6th December at 4pm

Audio and photographs from a previous Advent Carol service, with the glorious Matin Responsory by Michael Rule.

Christ the King - 22nd November 2020

During Lockdown, a short service with the Vicar

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2020

During Lockdown, a short service with the Vicar at the War memorial






All Souls Day - 1st November 2020

Join us for a Requiem Mass for All Souls Day, with the choir singing the exquisite Fauré Requiem. This is our first evening service since March and we were planning to restart a regular Choral Evensong this month. Sadly it appears that instead it will be our last choral service for at least four weeks, owing to the second lockdown. The choir will be back as soon as they can.

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Last Sunday after Trinity - 25th October 2020

Join us for Said Eucharist in the church. The choir are on their half-term break this week, but will be back next Sunday evening for a service for All Souls day.

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Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity - 18th October 2020

Join us for Choral Eucharist in the church. We welcome as our celebrant this week, the Reverend Rosie Woodall, chaplain to the Bishop of Leicester.

INTROIT: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
CHOIR HYMN: Praise my soul, the King of heaven
SETTING: Short Service (Batten)
PSALM: 96
ANTHEM: O sing joyfully (Batten)
CHOIR HYMN: My God, And Is Thy Table Spread

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity - 11th October 2020

Join us as we celebrate Choral Eucharist in the church.

CHOIR HYMN: Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer
PSALM: 23
SETTING: Missa L'Hora Passa (Viadana)
ANTHEM: O Lord increase our faith (Loosemore)

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Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity - 4th October 2020

Join us as we celebrate Choral Eucharist in the church.

SETTING: Short Service (Batten)
CHOIR GRADUAL HYMN: For the fruits of all creation
ANTHEM: If ye love me (Tallis)

(Apologies for the poor audio quality this week)

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Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - 27th September 2020

Join us as we celebrate Choral Eucharist for Harvest in the church.

INTROIT: Let the people praise thee (Rule)
PSALM: 65 (Woodward)
SETTING: Missa L'Hora Passa (Viadana)
ANTHEM: For the beauty of the earth (Rutter)
CHOIR HYMN: Come ye thankful people, come

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Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - 20th September 2020

Join us as we celebrate Choral Eucharist in the church. Yes, the choir are back for the first time in six months (suitably socially distanced of course).

INTROIT: Locus Iste (Bruckner)
PSALM: 105 (vv 1-15) (Pye)
SETTING: Byrd 4-part
ANTHEM: Ave Verum (Byrd)

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Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity - 13th September 2020

Join us as we again celebrate Holy Communion in the church.

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Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - 6th September 2020

Join us as we again celebrate Holy Communion in the church.

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Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - 30th August 2020

Join us as we again celebrate Holy Communion in the church.

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Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - 23rd August 2020

Join us as we again celebrate Holy Communion in the church.

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Tenth Sunday after Trinity - 17th August 2020

Join us as we again celebrate Holy Communion in the church.

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Ninth Sunday after Trinity - 9th August 2020

Join us as we celebrate the first service of Holy Communion held in church since the lockdown began

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Seventh Sunday after Trinity - 26th July 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake (attr Farrant)

This Sunday, we celebrate the Feast Day of our Patron Saint, St James the Greater. Traditionally, this is also the end of the choir term as the choir members take a well-earned summer break and so this will be the last of the weekly Prayer and Anthem videos (at least for the time being).

We hope and pray that it will not be too long before we are able once again to meet together and "Sing praises to our God". Amen.

Sixth Sunday after Trinity - 19th July 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Song for Athene (Tavener)

Fifth Sunday after Trinity - 12th July 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

They that go down to the sea in ships (Sumsion)

Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 5th July 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

My soul, there is a country (Parry)

Third Sunday after Trinity - 28th June 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Bread of Heaven (Wills)

Thought for the Day - 24th June 2020

St John the Baptist

Sheila Roberts (Reader Minister)

Second Sunday after Trinity- 21st June 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter)

First Sunday after Trinity- 14th June 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Ubi Caritas (Duruflé)

Thought for the Day - 12th June 2020

St Barnabas

Sheila Roberts (Reader Minister)

Trinity Sunday - 7th June 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Hymn to the Trinity (Tchaikovsky)

A virtual recording by some members of the choir

Pentecost Sunday - 31st May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Come Down O Love Divine (Stopford)

7th Sunday of Easter - 24th May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

God is Gone Up (Finzi)

6th Sunday of Easter - 17th May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)

Thought for the Day - 14th May 2020

St Matthias the Apostle

Sheila Roberts (Reader Minister)

5th Sunday of Easter - 10th May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Now the Green Blade Riseth (Trad arr Saunders)

Thought for the Day - 8th May 2020

VE Day and Julian of Norwich

Dr Angela Jagger (Lay Reader)

4th Sunday of Easter - 3rd May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Jesus Christ is Risen (Trad)

3rd Sunday of Easter - 26th April 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

This Joyful Eastertide (Wood)

Low Sunday - 19th April 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)


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