St. Andrew's view from north east corner of the churchyard on a winter day

Passion Sunday Workshop & Evening service:

The Way of The Cross

Sunday 7th April

Workshop at 3.00 p.m.    Service at 6.00 p.m.

Director: Colin Marston   Organist: Mike Town.

The Way of the Cross is a sequence of words and music for Passiontide devised by the Royal School of Church Music. It has its roots in the visits of the early Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, who followed in the steps of Jesus from Pilate's house to Calvary, stopping along the route to make several stations for prayer and reflection.

Take up your cross (Ronald Corp); Wondrous cross (Philip Wilby); Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (African-American spiritual arranged John Barnard); It is a thing most wonderful (Peter Moger)/Philip Moore). Hymns: This is the night, dear friends, the night for weeping; Morning glory, starlit sky (Bowens Wood, Michael Fleming); Drop, drop slow tears (Orlando Gibbons); My song is love unknown (John Ireland).

The workshop will take place in St. Andrew’s Church from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm with a service to follow at 6.00 pm. Tea and coffee will be available in the break between the workshop and the service. Music copies of “The Way of the Cross” will be available for those who request them.  As well as using the materials in the book we shall be singing Stainer’s “God so loved the world”.

The workshop is open to all to attend. There is no fee but we invite donations to defray the cost of the day.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please notify Colin Marston no later than Monday 1st April, either by email or by phone 01768 863518. Pre-booking is important so that we can ensure that we have sufficient copies for all.

In your email (or phone call) please state which voice part you sing (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) and also whether you have your own copy of "The Way of the Cross".


Next Penrith Singers' Concert in St. Andrew's...

40th Anniversary Concert

Saturday 11th May 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Music by Handel. Bach, Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, Mozart, J.Haydn, Finzi, Bruckner,

Faure, Balfour-Gardner, Tavener, and Parry. Musical conductor: Edward Taylor.


Part 1 

Guest - They Shall Grow Not Old

Ireland - Greater Love Hath No Man

Thalben-Ball - Elegy

Stanford - Songs of the Fleet

Part 2

Holst - Turn Back, Oh Man

Parry - My Soul, There is a Country

Elgar - A Prelude on a Theme from

Spirit of England (Organ Piece)

Elgar - Spirit of England

Vaughan-Williams - Old 100th


Penrith Singers in concert, December 2011


Christ in the Heart of Penrith

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