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Institution and Induction of the Revd Canon Howard Gilbert
as Rector of the parishes of Minchinhampton with Box and of Amberley

Holy Trinity was packed for the institution and induction of the Revd Canon Howard Gilbert on Saturday at 3pm. Rev Howard ad his wife, Susannah, with their daughters Daisy and Lucy were welcomed by everyone in the parishes and the wider area.

Bishop Rachel conducted the service.   The family have come from Minchinhampton from Cirencester where Reverend Howard  has been Associate Vicar for nine years.

The music was glorious and the choir and congregation were in great voice.   Refreshments were served after the service and it was a very happy and positive start to this ministry.

Charles Wood (1866–1926)—Oculi omnium (‘The eyes of all look to you O Lord, and you give them their food in due season. Glory to you, O Lord. Amen’) Psalm 145, verse 15

Gathering 626 Dear Lord and Father of mankind REPTON
Gradual 262 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder HOW GREAT THOU ART
Prayer 191 O thou who camest form above HEREFORD
Offertory 1 470 I, the Lord of sea and sky HERE I AM, LORD
Offertory 2 622 Will you come and follow me KELVINGROVE
Sending out 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE

Organ music before the service
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (‘Come, Holy Ghost, Lord God’)

Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)—Veni, Creator Spiritus (‘Come, Creator Spirit’)
Final organ voluntary
William Lloyd Webber (1914–82)—Postlude (No. 2 of Six Sketches for organ)