Sunday morning Parish Eucharist with Kids' Club.
When I am laid in earth, With drooping wings – Dido and Aeneas – H. Purcell
Nunc Dimittis – G. Burgon
with choir, string quartet and trumpet.
The service ends with the whole congregation processing to the war memorial for an act of remembrance including the Last Post.
Kids' Club goes on during the service in three age groups: Sand and Gravel for under 5s, Pebbles for 5 to 8 year olds and BLAST for those over 8 years old.
The service is followed by a tea and coffee reception as usual.
Music - Dido and Aeneas – H. Purcell
Dido and Aeneas by Purcell was composed around 1688 and is one of the earliest operas written in England. The aria and chorus this morning is sung at the end of the opera when Dido's life comes to an end, ‘When I am laid in earth’, also known as "Dido's Lament." The chorus and orchestra then conclude the opera once Dido is dead by ordering the "cupids to scatter roses on her tomb, soft and gentle on her heart. Keep here your watch, and never never never part."