All are welcome to join us via our website and YouTube channel at 19.30 on Thursday 9 April 2020, for a short Act of Worship for Maundy Thursday. This evening’s service is led by the Chancellor, Canon Edward Probert. The preacher is the Ven Dr Sue Groom, Archdeacon of Wilts. The reader is the Revd Pete Atkinson.
The service uses the set readings for the day, which would ordinarily have been a Eucharist with foot washing. The spoken parts of the service have been pre-recorded in our houses by members of the clergy. The anthem, “If ye love me,” was pre-recorded individually in their homes by the Lay Vicars of the Cathedral, and the hymn is from a recording of the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral.
As we will not be able to hold a Watch at the Cathedral at the end of the service, you are invited to keep your own Watch, which traditionally goes on until Midnight. If you would like to read the readings from John’s Gospel that traditionally are read at intervals throughout the time, you can find them here.
Welcome, Prayers of Penitence and Collect- Canon Edward Probert
Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26- The Revd Pete Atkinson
Hymn: “O Jesus I have promised”
Reading: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 followed by Sermon: The Ven Dr Sue Groom, Archdeacon of Wilts
Anthem: Thomas Tallis, “If ye love me”
Prayers ending with the Lord’s Prayer, Dismissal and Invitation to keep the Watch: Canon Edward Probert
-“O Jesus I have promised,” words: John Bode (1816-74); music: Wolvercote, William H Ferguson (1874-1950), from “Great Hymns from Salisbury”. Track 6
Sung by the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral Choir (with kind permission of Priory Records). Photos by Ash Mills.
Visit this page or our YouTube channel at 19.30 on Thursday 9 April for a link to the service.