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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 web-casting 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.

For those who have not heard us before, the choir is an ensemble of twelve professional soloists, enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of Wren's church and the magnificent Compton organ.

The choir is famed for its versatility, and is equally at home in operatic excerpts and popular arrangements, but the traditional Anglican repertoire is at the heart of what we do.

Robert Jones, Director of Music

Choral Evensong: Trinity I – Sunday 03 June, 2018

Responses: Radcliffe

Psalm: 35: 1-10

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: 'Great' Evening Service in D - Parry

AnthemHail gladdening light - Wood

Choral Eucharist: Pentecost – Sunday 20 May, 2018

Setting: English Gloria - Tomkins; Short Communion Service - Patrick
Psalm: 104: 24-end
Anthem: Loquebantur variis linguis - Tallis

(NB: The service is played on a temporary organ following a lightning strike which disabled the power supply of our Compton organ.)

Choral Eucharist: Sunday after Ascension – Sunday 13 May, 2018

Setting: Mass in G - Schubert
Anthem: Agnus Dei - Schubert

We were delighted & grateful to be joined by the St Bride's Orchestra for this service. To accommodate this, the musicians & singers were further away from the microphones than usual.

Choral Evensong: Easter VI – Sunday 06 May, 2018

Responses: Shephard

Psalm: 45

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Evening Service in E - Murill

Anthem: O for a closer walk with God - Stanford

Choral Eucharist: Easter V – Sunday 29 April, 2018

Setting: Missa Brevis in F - Mozart
Canticle: Jubilate in C - Britten
Anthem: Vinea mea electa - Poulenc

Choral Evensong: Easter Sunday – Sunday 01 April, 2018

Responses: Clucas

Psalm: 66: 1-11

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Evening Service in C - Stanford

Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem - Stanford

In the Eye of the Storm – Tuesday 21 November, 2017

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 21st November at 6:30pm.

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents.

We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of the sacrifice they make in order to bring us the truth.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of the Readings

Lest We Forget – Wednesday 09 November, 2016

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Wednesday 9th November at 6:30pm.

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents.

We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of the sacrifice they make in order to bring us the truth.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of Sarah Sands' Address and the Readings

On Wednesday, 9th November, 2016, at 6:30pm a service was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street to commemorate all those in the media industry whose mission to bring us the news faces peril and uncertainty and sometimes, tragically, demands the ultimate price.

Review of Service by James Sutton, Guild Journalism Bursary Scholar 2016

INTRODUCTION

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents.

We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of the sacrifice they make in order to bring us the truth.

WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER

The Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce delivered the bidding:-

Welcome to St Bride's for our annual service of commemoration, at which we honour the memory and give thanks for the lives of those journalists, camera-crew and support staff who have died, particularly those who have lost their lives during the course of their professional duties.

This is also an occasion on which we remember and hold in our prayers those
members of the profession who are currently held captive and all whose work
places them in situations of grave risk or personal danger.

In remembering them today we mark their courage, their dedication, and their
commitment. And as we celebrate all that is best in investigative journalism, we
do so mindful of the fact that our news is sometimes brought to us at terrible
cost - a price that is paid by those journalists, and by their families, friends and
colleagues.

Almighty Father,
in whose perfect realm
no sword is drawn but the sword of justice,
and no strength known but the strength of love:
guide and protect all who seek to bear witness
to the truth of your troubled world;
all who seek to give a voice to the voiceless,
and to tell stories that would otherwise remain untold.
We remember especially this day all members of this profession
who have died, or whose fate is unknown
that you may bless their work,
and strengthen and sustain those who love them.
In Jesus' name we pray.

Amen.

A Telling Witness – Tuesday 10 November, 2015

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 10th November, 2015 at 6:30pm.

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents.

We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of their sacrifice to bring us the truth.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of Addresses and Readings

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword – Wednesday 05 November, 2014

A service to commemorate and celebrate all those in the media industry whose mission to bring us the news faces peril and uncertainty

View Order of Service & Transcripts of Addresses and Readings

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents. We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of their sacrifice to bring us the truth.

Journalists, cameramen and support staff have always been casualties during the conflicts they are sent to cover. In recent years more journalists than ever have lost their lives and in many parts of the world are now regarded as “legitimate targets” within the conflict zones of the world. The atrocious executions of journalists and other citizens during 2014 have further challenged us to comprehend the extremes of human behaviour.

This year, we are particularly conscious of the barbarism of various factions in the Middle East and elsewhere, but we come together as journalists, and celebrate the priceless value of freedom of speech, as we demonstrate that the Pen is, indeed, mightier than the Sword.

Choral Services & Music

Choral Eucharist every Sunday at 11am.

Choral Evensong every Sunday at 5:30pm.

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