Regular services

Evensong

This service follows the traditional pattern in The Book of Common Prayer and consists of choral music (psalms, canticles, and anthems) from the rich Anglican musical tradition, scripture readings, and prayers.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at Evensong with congregants seated behind them

When

Sung daily, except on Wednesday.

Where

Entry is via the Great West Door.

Check our coronavirus page for more information about visiting us at this time.

Due to social distancing measures we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We suggest you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Evensong times

16th - 22nd May 2021
Sunday, 16th May 2021
Seventh Sunday of Easter - Sunday after Ascension Day
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
Rose Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Elgar The Spirit of the Lord
Bairstow Allegro giocoso (Sonata in E flat)

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

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Monday, 17th May 2021
5.00pm Evensong with the Installation of Sir Kenneth Olisa as High Bailiff Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Responses
Byrd Second Service
Monteverdi Cantate Domino

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Saturday, 22nd May 2021
3.00pm First Evensong of the Day of Pentecost Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Gibbons Second Service
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Bach Komm, heiliger Geist BWV 651

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge.

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Abbeycast, a podcast produced at Westminster Abbey, is released occasionally to mark feast days and major anniversaries. Each episode features a reading, short address, anthem, prayers, blessing and music from our Choir.

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