St Bride's: Listen Online

Updated 2/12/20: Services have now resumed in church. All choral services will also be streamed as live online. Please note, registration is required for our special Advent and Christmas events Further Information →

St Bride's: Listen Online

St Bride's Choir

The Choir of St Bride's, Fleet Street is proud to be the first adult professional choir, and also the first London church choir to offer webcasting of services.

This is very fitting for a church with such strong media links, and I hope it will bring the distinctive and exciting sound of the St Bride's choir to a wider audience.

Choral services have now resumed in church following the long period of Covid-19 restrictions. However, we are continuing to release two services online each Sunday at the same time as our church services. These are for those who cannot make it to church in person and feature the same readings, prayers and sermon which would be heard in church, together with wonderful music from our extensive archive of live recordings of St Bride's Choir.

In addition to being available on this website you can find these services on our SoundCloud page. You can subscribe to The St Bride's Church podcast on Spotify, TuneIn or your favourite podcast provider.

Robert Jones, Director of Music

Advent Carol Service – Sunday 06 December, 2020

This service will be released here on Sunday 06 December at 5:30PM and streamed as live on Facebook.

A traditional service of music and readings marking the beginning of Advent and the journey towards the light and hope of Christ's birth.

The Fourth Reading in this service is by the Revd Wallace Boulton, late Chaplain of the Guild of St Bride. It was recorded in 2016 and included in this service, with the permission of the Revd Boulton's family, as a tribute to Wallace, who died in April this year. May he rest in peace.

Download Order of Service (pdf)

Choral Eucharist: Advent II – Sunday 06 December, 2020

This service will be released here on Sunday 06 December at 11:00AM and streamed as live on Facebook.

Setting: Communion Service in A minor - Harold Darke
Canticle: Benedicite in F - Robert Ashfield
Sermon: The Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's
Anthem: How beautiful upon the mountains - John Stainer
Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland Op 67, No 29 - Max Reger

Download Order of Service (pdf)

Choral Evensong with Sermon in Music: Advent Sunday – Sunday 29 November, 2020

This service is also available on our SoundCloud & Facebook pages.

Responses: Philip Radcliffe
Psalm: 98
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: 'Edington' Evening Service - Grayston Ives
Sermon in Music: i) Angelus ad virginem - arr. David Willcocks; ii) Vox dicentis - Edward Naylor
Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' - Theophil Forchhammer

Download: Order of Service Booklet (pdf)

Choral Eucharist: Advent Sunday – Sunday 29 November, 2020

This service will be released here on Sunday 29 November at 11:00AM and streamed as live on Facebook.

Setting: Messe basse - Gabriel Fauré
Psalm: 122
Sermon: The Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's
Anthem: Salve Regina - Francis Poulenc
Organ Voluntary: Ave Maris Stella IV: Amen (Finale) from Fifteen Pieces Founded on Antiphons, Op 18 - Marcel Dupré

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Choral Evensong with Sermon in Music: Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 08 November, 2020

This service is also available on our SoundCloud & Facebook pages.

Responses: John Sanders
Psalm: 82
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Evening Service in G - Herbert Sumsion
Sermon in Music: i) They are at rest - Edward Elgar; ii) Take him, earth, for cherishing - Herbert Howells
Organ Voluntary: Psalm Prelude Set 1, No.1 - Herbert Howells

Download: Order of Service Booklet (pdf)

Choral Eucharist: Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 08 November, 2020

This service is also available on our SoundCloud & Facebook pages.

Setting & Anthems: Requiem Mass - Gabriel Fauré
Sermon: The Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's
Organ Voluntary: Choral 'Placare Christe Servulis' Op 38 - Marcel Dupré

We are grateful to the St Bride's Orchestra who joined us for this service which was sung from the West End of the church, further from the fixed microphone positions.

Download: Order of Service Booklet (pdf)

All Souls' Service – Sunday 01 November, 2020

This service is also available on our SoundCloud & Facebook pages.

A service of music and readings to commemorate loved ones who have departed. You might like to light a candle in their memories during the Commemoration of the Dead and the anthem which follows it.

Anthems: i) Nunc Dimittis - Gustav Holst; ii) Only in sleep - Ēriks Ešenvalds; iii) Song for Athene - John Tavener
Voluntary: Pavan (Earl of Salisbury) - William Byrd

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Online Choral Evensong with Sermon in Music: Harvest Thanksgiving – Sunday 11 October, 2020

This service is also available on our SoundCloud & Facebook pages.

Responses: Humphrey Clucas
Psalm: 130: 1-11
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Evening Service in D - Herbert Brewer
Sermon in Music: Achieved is the glorious work from Creation - Franz Joseph Haydn
Organ Voluntary: Choral No. 3 in A minor - César Franck

Download: Order of Service Booklet (pdf)

Bearing Witness – Tuesday 29 October, 2019

This service is also available on our SoundCloud & Facebook pages.

A Song for the Season of Creation – Sunday 26 May, 2019

Following their successful Plastic-less Lent campaign in 2018, St Bride's Choir was approached to help produce a song for the Season of Creation which was premiered at St Bride's on Rogation Sunday, 26th May.

Malcolm Guite's words have been set to music by Ian Stephens in a number of arrangements suitable for choirs and singing groups of all ranges and sizes. Scores are freely available to download along with a recording by St Bride's Choir, and rehearsing/learning audio files.

Online Donation

You can donate online to support St Bride's. Please Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer.

• text 5STBRIDES, 10STBRIDES or 20STBRIDES to 70470 to donate £5, £10 or £20 respectively. (Donation via donr.)

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Choral Services & Music

Choral Eucharist every Sunday at 11am.

Choral Evensong every Sunday at 5:30pm.

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