Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Presided by Bishop Alan

Sunday 17 December 2023 – 4 pm

A wonderful celebration of prayers, readings and carols with music by the Brentwood Cathedral Choir, began with the singing of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ with the solo part performed by one of our excellent younger choristers

See below some photos of the service together with just some recordings of the lovely music  – music recorded live in the Cathedral

The Choir with Director of Music, Andrew Wright

God Eternal

Sung in Ukrainian – Arr: Andrew Wright

The first of nine readings A reading by the Mayor of Brentwood
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Susan Hughes

A further reading

A reading by the High Sheriff of Essex

God Rest ye Merry Gentleman 

English Traditional  – Descant : David Wilcocks

Father Gary Dench, Assistant Priest at the Cathedral

Canon John Harvey, Dean of the Cathedral, reading  from the Gospel 

Mgr Kevin Hale, Diocesan Vicar  General

O Come all ye Faithful 

Tr. F. Oakley & Others – Music: F.J. Wade – Descant: David Wilcocks

Shepherds’ Farewell

Berlioz – Words:Nahum Tate – Music: Este’s Psalter 1592 Arr – Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright,Director of Music 

Stephen King, Cathedral Organist

Final Blessing from Bishop Alan

Organ Voluntaries

J.S. Bach BWV729 – Let Earth receive her King Richard Elliott


PRS Music Licence- LE-0032994Brentwood Cathedral Music©2023 – Photos & Sound Recording Graham Hillman