Trinity Sunday – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

Trinity Sunday

Sunday 12th June 2022

Organ Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams Prelude on Hyfrydol
Joseph Jongen Prélude élégiaque


Blessed be his glorious name

Blessed be his glorious name for ever:
and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen

Text: Psalm 72  19
Music: George Thalben-Ball 1896-1987


A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper He amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and, armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.

And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us;
we will not fear, for God has willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure,
one little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours
through Him Who with us sideth;
let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill
God’s truth abideth still,
his Kingdom is forever.

Text: Martin Luther 1483-1546
Music: Ein feste’ Burg CH4 454 Martin Luther (1483-1546)



Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and one another, in thought, word and deed. Of your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Mass for Five Voices William Byrd

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone v.i)

First Lesson               Romans 5  1-6

Metrical Psalm

O thou my soul, bless God the Lord;
and all that in me is
be stirrèd up his holy name
to magnify and bless.

Bless, O my soul, the Lord thy God,
and not forgetful be
of all his gracious benefits
he hath bestowed on thee;

All thine iniquities who doth
most graciously forgive;
who thy diseases all and pains
doth heal, and thee relieve;

Who doth redeem thy life, that thou
to death may’st not go down;
who thee with loving-kindness doth
and tender mercies crown.

Who with abundance of good things
doth satisfy thy mouth;
so that, ev’n as the eagle’s age,
renewèd is thy youth.

Text: Psalm 103  1-5  The Scottish Psalter 1650
Music: Coleshill Melody from Barton’s The Psalms of David in Metre

Second Lesson           Philippians 2  1-11

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The Holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body,
And the Life everlasting.

The Intercessions

Gloria in Excelsis sung by the choir

Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.  Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.  Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Mass for Five Voices William Byrd


The Lord be with you
And also with you

Lift up your hearts
We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give our thanks and praise



Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Glory be to you,
O Lord Most High.

Blessed is he that comes in the Name of the Lord:
Hosanna in the highest.


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Grant us your peace.

Holy Communion

During Communion the Choir sings

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world, Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world, Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world, Grant us your peace.

Music: William Byrd 1543-1623



The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her
and for her life he died.

Called forth from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth.
One holy name she blesses,
and shares one holy food,
as to one hope she presses
with every grace endued.

In toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blest,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.

Yet she on earth has union
with God the Three in One,
and mystical communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

Text: Samuel John Stone 1839-1900
Music: Aurelia CH4 739 S.S.Wesley 1810-1876


Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Fugue in E flat BWV 552

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Craig Meek