Inspire! Sunday Service

Sunday 25th September, 2022, at 11:00 am

On Sunday 25th September we are inviting all our congregation members, friends and supporters past and present, and everyone else who loves St Bride’s, to join us in church for a wonderful celebratory occasion – the annual Inspire! Sunday service.

The event is a wonderful opportunity to listen to the glories of St Bride’s Choir and Orchestra and also to raise a glass of bubbles after the service to toast all that is special about St Bride’s and its people, and to give thanks to God for his many blessings.

Congregation in church and enjoying refreshments


We are delighted and grateful that the St Bride’s Orchestra will be accompanying the choir for this service.

The music was chosen to be both celebratory and patriotic in this Jubilee year which has now also seen the death of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II and it is all written by one of the stalwarts of Anglican church music and leading musicians of his generation: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924).

Stanford’s Festal Gloria in Excelsis in B flat was written for the coronation of King George V in 1911 and became so popular that it was used again at the coronations of King George VI in 1937 and Queen Elizabeth in 1953. The Te Deum in G, with a specially written new introduction, was performed at the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII. His Mass in G provides the rest of the liturgical movements in the service.

Nominate your favourite hymns

We are once again taking a risk on democracy and have decided to invite you to vote for your four favourite hymns. The winning four will be sung at the service.

The 2021 winners were: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder; How shall I sing that majesty; and All my hope on God is founded.

Either fill out one of the forms available at the back of church or email your four hymn choices to by Sunday 18th September.

The service launches our busy Autumn period in celebratory mood as we prepare to move through the seasons of Thanksgiving and Remembrance in preparation for Advent & Christmas.

Download Order of Online Service (pdf)

This service will be made available online here, at the service time, and on our pages at FacebookYouTube and SoundCloud.

congregation sitting for service


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