The Chrism Mass is one of the highlights of the church year. It it the Mass which the Bishop celebrates with his priests and people during Holy Week, in the course of which priests and deacons reaffirm their commitment to their vocation and the bishops bless the Oils which will be used in parishes throughout the coming year.
This year's Chrism Mass will take place on 28th March and will, among other things, act as a culmination of the series of Diocesan Lenten Station Masses.
As usual, the music for the Chrism Mass will be led by the Diocesan Choir.
The music list has yet to be finalised, but if you would like to be part of the choir on this occasion please note that there will be rehearsals in the weeks before the event in various places around the Diocese. Please note that because of the nature of the Chrism Mass and the complexity of its music, we will require that people attend at least one rehearsal before the day.
We will publish details of the rehearsals in due course.
If you would like to be part of the Diocesan Choir for this celebration, please fill out the form below. Please note that doing so doesn't mean a commitment to actually attend, but will allow us have some feel for the number of people we might expect and will allow us to keep you informed of the rehearsals. In the notes section please include details such as your parish, your voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), rehearsal ideas and requests and any other extra information.