Holy Trinity Church, Cookham

Serving at the Heart of Your Community

                                                                              Summer Holidays

During August the four choirs of Holy Trinity Church take their annual, extended break from services and practices. The choirs work incredibly hard to produce a variety of suitable music for Sunday services. Rather than a term spent preparing for one ‘big sing’ in an end of term concert, the requirements of Sunday services are such that the choirs (like all church and cathedral choirs) have to have new music ready every week. This involves a huge amount of learning and practice each week – which also serves to improve and to strengthen the musical capabilities and knowledge of all our singers. Our choristers are incredibly committed and dedicated and we thank them all for what they give to our church and to our worship. The Autumn Term will bring a host of annual special services, culminating in our Christmas Day Carols by Candlelight. Before that beckons, we hope that all our singers will enjoy some well-deserved weeks off and we look forward to welcoming them back in September, along with six new choristers.  

Thank you to David Cuin and to David Colthup who will accompany morning services during August.

September Music

Sunday 8th September


Organ Voluntary: Menuet - Boellmann


6.30pm: CHORAL EVENSONG (Men’s Choir)

Responses:         Cleobury

Psalm:                  139

Canticles:           Stanford in Bb

Anthems:            The Prayer – Sager & Foster

                              Clare Benediction – Rutter

Organ Voluntary: Rondeau from Abdelazer – Purcell


Sunday 15th September

11am:  PARISH EUCHARIST (Girls’ Choir & Men’s Choir)

Anthems:        There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Bevan

                        I will lift up mine eyes – Walker

                        Christ be with me – Pachelbel arr. Rawsthorne

Organ Voluntary: Rondeau from Abdelazer – Purcell    


6.30pm: REJOICE IN THE LORD (Boys’ Choir & Men’s Choir)

Anthems:            Panis angelicus – Franck

                              How can I keep from singing? – American Traditional arr. Beck

                              This little light of mine – Spiritual arr. Johnson

Organ Voluntary: Menuet – Boellmann


Sunday 22nd September

11am:  PARISH EUCHARIST (Choristers’ Mums’ Choir)

Anthems:            Love one another – Wesley

Gaelic Blessing – Rutter

                              I am the gentle light – Mealor

Organ Voluntary: Toccata in C – J.S. Bach


6.30pm: COMPLINE (Men’s Choir)

Anthems:        Ubi caritas – Duruflé

                        O Lord support us – Besly


Sunday 29th September

11am:  PARISH EUCHARIST (Girls’ Choir)

Anthems:        And they shall protect thee – Nardone

                        Angels from the realms of glory – French Carol

                        As the deer panteth for the water – Nystrom

Organ Voluntary: Choral Song – Wesley



Responses:         Smith

Psalm:                  103

Canticles:           Dyson in F

Anthems:            And I saw a new heaven – Archer

                              Rejoice in the Lord – Tambling

Organ Voluntary: Tambourin – Gossec