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Service for Passion Sunday

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Service for Passion Sunday

Posted By : Anna Macham Saturday 28th March 2020

All are welcome to join us via our website and YouTube channel at 10.30 for a digital service of words and music which we have put together for Passion Sunday, 29 March 2020, using the readings of the principal service of the day, which would normally have been the 10:30am Choral Eucharist at the Cathedral.

This is a Service of the Word, with readings, an address, prayers and musical items from recordings of the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral.

The spoken parts of the service have been pre-recorded in our houses by members of the clergy.  The service lasts about 50 minutes, and is led by the Dean, the Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos, with an address from the Revd Canon Anna Macham, Precentor.  The reader is the Revd Pete Atkinson, Minor Canon for Young People. 


Welcome and Introduction- The Dean

Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14- Revd Pete Atkinson

Psalm 130- Salisbury Cathedral Choir

Reading: John 11:1-45, followed by Address- Canon Anna Macham

Anthem, Herbert Howells, “O pray for the peace of Jerusalem”- Salisbury Cathedral Choir

Creed, Prayers- The Dean

Hymn: “I heard the voice of Jesus say”- Salisbury Cathedral Choir

Blessing- The Dean



-Psalm 130, from “The Complete Psalms of David;”

-“O pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” text: Psalm 122: 6-7, music by Herbert Howells (1892-1983), from “Best Loved Anthems from Salisbury;”

-“I heard the voice of Jesus say,” text: Horatius Bonar (1808-89), music: Kingsfold adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), from “Great Hymns from Salisbury”. 

All sung by the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral Choir directed by David Halls (with kind permission of Priory Records). 


Visit this page or our YouTube channel at 10.30am on Sunday 29 March for a link to the service. 



Material in this recording is taken from Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England and Common Worship: Times and Seasons. © copyright The Archbishops’ Council 2000 and 2006. Photographs by Ash Mills are also used in the video.