(Church of England) from Hexham Abbey
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Immortal, invisible, God only wise (S.P. 535, E.H. 407)
Exhortation, Versicles and Responses Psalm lxxxv
Lesson, John xii , 37-end
Magnificat (Walmisley, in D minor) Creed and Litany Lesser Anthem, 0 Lord, the Maker of all things (Mundy)
Hymn, Come down, 0 love divine
(A. andM. 670, S.P. 177)
Address by the Rev. J. V. C. FARQUHAR , Rector of Hexham
Hymn, Our day of praise is done
(A. and M. 30)
Organist, Thomas Christy
The priory church of St. Andrew, Hexham, was built by St. Wilfrid in the seventh century. The visitor to Hexham may still see remains of this Saxon church, much of the material for which was brought by St. Wilfrid from Corstopitum, the ruined Roman town about four miles from Hexham in the Tyne Valley. In later years the church suffered severely from constant raids, and eventually became a ruin. Rebuilding and extension on the old foundations followed in the twelfth century. Subsequent restorations, however, have not robbed this great church of its ancient glories, structural and spiritual.
Rev. J. V. C.