Author Archives: Patricia Maguire

Jesus, bread from heaven, you satisfy the hungry with good things:
grant us a share with all the faithful departed in the banquet of your kingdom.

Jesus, light of the world, you gave a blind man the gift of sight:
open the eyes of our faith, and bring us from darkness to your eternal light.

Jesus, son of the living God, you summoned your friend Lazarus from death to life:
raise us at the last to full and eternal life with you.

Jesus, crucified Saviour, in your dying you entrusted us to each other, Mary your mother and John your beloved disciple:
sustain and comfort all who mourn.

Jesus our Way, Truth and Life, you drew your disciple Thomas from doubt to faith:
reveal the resurrection faith to the doubting and the lost.

Drop down, ye heavens, from above
and let the skies pour down righteousness.

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,
my salvation shall not tarry:
I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions:
Fear not, for I will save thee:
For I am the Lord thy God,
the Holy One of Israel,
thy Redeemer

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The Dome Arts Retreat presents "Fiato e corda"


Chamber music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for violin, oboe, recorder and basso continuo by the international period ensemble Fons Partita

Antoinette Lohmann, violin (Amsterdam)

Anke Nevermann, oboe (Freiburg)

Sjoerd Simon Duim, recorder (Pretoria)

Gerhard Benade, bassoon (Vredefort)

Pieter Smal, harpsichord (Pretoria)

Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 18:30

Christ Church, 820 Pretorius Street, Pretoria

Entry: R130

Tickets at the door

Information: Gerhard Benade, 083 280 9784

The choir of Christ Church Arcadia will present a concert of Passiontide music by Byrd (Civitas sancti tui), David Hurd (Miserere), Bairstow (Lamentations), Purcell (Hear my prayer), Leighton (Solus ad victimam) amongst others. This will be followed by snacks and drinks. Please bring your friends and family and join us! Tickets 60/80 at the door.

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Remember thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return (Sentence for Ash Wednesday)

Blow the trumpet in Zion,
Order a fast,
Call a solemn assembly;
Gather the people,
Sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and nursing babes;
Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber,
And the bride from her dressing room.
Let the priests, who minister to the Lord,
Weep between the portico and the altar;
Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”
(Joel 2:15-17)

Lord Jesus, think on me,
and purge away my sin,
From earth-born passions set me free,
and make me pure within
(hymn, Bp Synesius)

Fr Danny's impactful sermon will shortly be available under the Sermons page!


Please come and join us for fellowship and pancake yumminess after evening prayer! Suggested donation R60/R40. RSVP Trish 0835489160

THE place to be if you are in Gauteng on Christmas Eve is Christ Church Arcadia, where the lovely ceremony of 9 Lessons and Carols will be held at 17:30. Lessons taking us from the Garden of Eden to Bethlehem, with carols and hymns to knit the teaching together - music by John Joubert, John Tavener and Gabriel Jackson feature.

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There will also be Midnight Mass at 22:30, a said Eucharist at 07:30 on Christmas Day, and a sung Eucharist at 09:15.

'O Come, Emmanuel: Preparing for Christmas' is our annual service of music and readings for Advent, the church season preceding Christmas. The music includes congregational hymns and choral music sung by the Choir of Christ Church, directed by George King. This year our music includes a first performance at Christ Church of Jonathan Harvey's 2011 setting of Edwin Muir's poem 'The Annunciation', together with James Macmillan's 'O radiant dawn', Gabriel Jackson's 'Tomorrow go ye forth', William Byrd's 'Vigilate' and other works for Advent. All are welcome, and as this is a service there is no charge for admission, though a generous donation in the collection to the parish would be appreciated. Parking is under guard.



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Come and have breakfast, pancakes and tea, challenge your friends to some playstation soccer, browse books, clothes and household goods and stock up your garden for summer! See you there!