Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford St. Mary with Christ Church, Wanstead

Services of the Word - Book of Common Prayer

The new lay-led Services of the Word at St Mary’s continue to develop in their scope with the addition of new musical items.

We have been introducing responsorial psalms over the past few months, with several of the lay leaders acting as cantors, and we sing the responses at the Book of Common Prayer Services. Now we’re very excited to be bringing to life a brand new Te Deum setting for congregation and organ, written especially for St Mary’s by Graham Titus.

Graham, who has recently celebrated his 70th birthday, read music at Cambridge, where he played the organ and sang and composed. He then had a very successful career as a singer, and has now decided to compose full time. His Te Deum is written for congregation and organ, with optional descant passages for the choir.