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

See the calendar below for upcoming Evensong services.

Where

The Quire. Entry is via the Great West Door.

Evensong times

18th - 24th February 2024
Sunday, 18th February 2024
First Sunday of Lent
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Mouton Salva nos Domine vigilantes
plainsong Responses
Palestrina Magnificat quarti toni
plainsong Nunc dimittis
Vecchi Peccantem me quotidie
Bach Prelude in B minor

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Rana Khan Rector, Crickhowell, Cwmdu, and Tretower, and Bishop's Officer for World Mission, Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

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Monday, 19th February 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers; attended by HE The High Commissioner for The Gambia

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
plainsong Magnificat primi toni
Burgon Nunc dimittis
Mendelssohn If with all your hearts ye truly seek me

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Tuesday, 20th February 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey; attended by HE The High Commissioner for St Lucia

Farrant Call to remembrance, O Lord
Byrd Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Wesley Wash me throughly from my wickedness

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Thursday, 22nd February 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars; attended by a representative of the High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Monte Magnificat octavi toni
Quinney Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Tallis Hear the voice and prayer of thy servants

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Friday, 23rd February 2024
St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, martyr, c 155
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Guyana

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Soriano Magnificat septimi toni
Reid Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Sheppard In manus tuas Domine

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Saturday, 24th February 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Farrant Call to remembrance, O Lord
Byrd Responses
Victoria Magnificat octavi toni
plainsong Nunc dimittis octavi toni
Allegri Miserere mei Deus
Price Introduction—Allegro (Organ Sonata I)

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.