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We realise that this remains a difficult and anxious time for many. Please see our Community Resources page that provides details of support available pastorally and for home worship. Our Abbey clergy are also available to talk to - please email [email protected] or call 01225 422462 (Mon-Fri 10am-1pm). If there isn't anyone available, please leave a message, and someone will call you back.
Thought for the Day: Monday 13 July
Guy Bridgewater, our Rector, shares a prayer poem for all who feel battered & weary.
Weekly Worship: Week of 12 July 2020
With the Abbey only currently open for prayer this service was recorded from locations around the city, by Abbey clergy and members of the congregation. The central theme is finding 'rest for our souls' by being 'yoked' to Christ.
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Anthem for the Day: Monday 13 July
As we are no longer able to welcome you for our choral services in the Abbey, we would like to share a piece of music from our archives with you each day, that's been chosen by our Director of Music, Huw Williams, and sung by our Choir.
Today's piece is Psalm 121. This setting is by Walford Davies, former Organist of the Temple Church, London. Walford Davies was also professor of music at Aberystwyth University and one of the earliest broadcasters on BBC radio. In Bath we are surrounded by hills, and this text seems especially inspiring at this time ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills: from whence cometh my help’. Every odd verse is sung by a solo boy chorister, and every even verse is sung by a baritone soloist. There are so many powerful and reassuring phrases here in this simple and short setting ‘my help cometh even from the Lord’ and ‘The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil’.