The service will be at the front of the nave, with benches and prayer stools brought in from St. Andrew's Chapel. There will be an icon, or a cross, on the chancel steps. The rest of the church will be in darkness, but with candles distributed sparsely through it to take up the idea that this is for the start of the preparation in prayer for the Deans' and Chaplains' mission.
We will give out a sheet which will have the chant numbers and a short explanation that there will be times of silence in the service, and will explain when the time for open spoken biddings will be.
Before the service itself starts, there will be some practice of the songs; there will be no spoken introduction to the service.
The chants will be in English where it is given on the sheet.
|Readings and songs|
|First chant||5: Bless the Lord|
|Psalm||96 cantillated by Julia (who will choose a translation), over 2: Alleluia 8|
|Second chant||14: Jésus le Christ, lumiere intérieure|
|Reading||Isaiah 60:1-5 RSV, read by Gareth|
|Third chant||9: Holy Spirit, come to us|
|Our Father||in modern language, led by John|
|Biddings||3: Kyrie 10|
|Open Biddings||(or led by Taizé Brothers if they prefer)|
|Closing chants||13:In te confido|
|10:Laudate, omnes gentes|
At the end of the service, people will be welcome to continue in prayer in the worship area; to mark the end of the service as such, someone will switch on the lights in the rest of the church, starting at the back.