At 8pm on Monday 4 January 2021 our Prime Minister broadcast live to the nation that the whole of the UK would be going into full lockdown with immediate effect … More How Can I Keep from Singing? – Lowry (1826-99), arr. Bullard (b.1947)
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout Lent we are pleased to offer you an appropriate Lenten hymn.
The liturgical theme for the second week of Lent is sacrifice … More And Can It Be?
This article was written for the December 2017 issue of hte parish magazine. Composed by Paul Mealor, the text is taken from a 15th century anonymous German poem, translated into English by Catherine Winkworth in 1919. The poem was based on the prophecy of Isiah in 11.1: “And there shall come forth a rod out … More A Spotless Rose
This article was written for the November 2017 edition of the parish magazine. A long time favourite, I was reminded of this hymn in May 2017 when I attended an Open Day at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with Jennifer. The last item on the schedule for prospective vocal applicants was a master class with mezzo soprano … More I Vow to Thee My Country words: Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1859-1918), music: Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
This article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of the parish magazine. You can read it again here: This is one of my favourite hymns, learned at High Down County Junior School, Portishead, back in the 1970s, and always sung with gusto by everyone present. I never quite understood who Julie was, nor why … More O Jesus I Have Promised
For many, lockdown has been an incredibly difficult time of worry, isolation, ill-health, boredom and captivity. It has been tough, and will continue to be so for many months to come … More Lockdown Blessings
This service is being livestreamed on our Facebook page. Afterwards, the video will be able to watch here … More Trinity 6 (2020)
This morning, St Margaret’s Prestwich reopens for public worship to a small congregation of around 20 people. If you are unable to attend – do not worry! the service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page … More Re-Opening: Sunday 12 July 2020
Throughout lockdown Tom and Carol have been steadily recording seasonally appropriate copyright-free hymns to go with our worship … More Lockdown Hymns
Although widely chosen as an anthem to be sung at weddings, the words of Panis Angelicus were originally written by St Thomas Aquinas for the feast of Corpus Christi … More Panis Angelicus – Aquinas (1225-1274)/Franck (1822-1890)