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Holy Eucharist for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Organ Prelude: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) – Banquet celeste; Mass Setting: TBA; First Reading: Genesis 32: 22-31; Psalm: 17: 1-7, 16 (Chant: J. Goss); Second Reading: Romans 9: 1-8; Gospel: Matthew 14: 13-21; Offertory Hymn: Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Motet: TBA; Hymn: Christ is the heavenly food; Voluntary: Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) – ‘Fugue’ from Sonata no. 3 in G, Op. 88;
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Deacon: Christopher Waterhouse; Subdeacon: Michael Horsburgh; Reader and Intercessor: Susan Hamilton; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Crucifer: David Burchell; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; Cantor: TBA