Traditional Morning Prayer or Matins

Matins or Morning Prayer is a devotional service, with verses of praise to God that are sung if there is a choir.

The service follows the traditional patterns of worship from either the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) or books of Common Worship (CW).

These include:

  • the ‘Venite’ – from the Latin word at the start of the first line, sung in English as: ‘O come let us sing unto the Lord’
  • the ‘Te deum’ – ‘We praise thee, O God’
  • the ‘Jubilate’ – ‘O be joyful in the Lord’
  • a psalm, a short sermon, hymns and prayers.

The service lasts about an hour.

When is it on?

Traditional Morning Prayer or Matins (BCP or CW) is usually held on the 1st Sunday of every month

It normally starts at 11.00 am at St Bartholomew’s, but this can change

Check the Calendar for more details