Welcome to Saint Mary’s Church, Harborne, Birmingham, UK.

Order of St. Augustine.

Archdiocese of Birmingham

“Before all else, live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God.”  St. Augustine.

Our Weekly Newsletterhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/letter1.html
Times of Serviceshttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/services.html
Contact St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/contact.html
Location Maphttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/locationmap.html
Fr. Bernard’s Sunday Homilyhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/homily.html
St. Mary’s Schoolhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/school.html
Organisations, Groups and Activitieshttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/groups.html
Churches Together in Harbornehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/together.html
History of St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/history1.html
Your Priests at St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/priests.html
“Mini Mary’s” Sunday Gospel for Childrenhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/minimarys.html
Today’s Mass Readingshttp://www.universalis.com/mass.htm
Guided Online Tour of  St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/Tour/tourA.html

INDEX

Daily Prayershttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/prayers.html
Sunday Children’s Liturgyhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/Organisations/childliturgy.html

St. Mary’s Special Feature Pages

RETURN TO FRONT PAGEhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/index.html
St. Mary’s Parish Centrehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/centre.html
A few more pages and links...http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/morelinks.html

Each week we aim to highlight a Special Feature that

      is connected to our web site or is Church-related.

(You may have to click the triangle to start the video 

      and turn on the volume at the volume symbol.)

Click here for the Special Features INDEXhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/featureslist.html

This is a popular hymn version of an Old Russian Folk Song called "Iz-za ostrova na strezhen" or "Volga, Volga mat' rodnaya". It was written about a Cossack leader,Stenka Razin who led an uprising against the Czars in the Seventeenth Century. The Russian song became popular in the 1890s. The melody has also been used for a Dutch Nursery rhyme and is perhaps more well known as the adapted melody for "The Carnival is Over" which was a big hit for the Seekers as written by Tom Springfield. The Words of this Hymn are listed in various sources as unknown making it a public domain work.

Vaster Far Than Any Ocean (with lyrics) - Trad. Arr. P. M. Anderson.