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

22nd - 28th May 2022
Sunday, 22nd May 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bairstow Jesu the very thought of thee
Clucas Responses
Howells St Paul's Service
Stainer How beautiful upon the mountains
Widor Moderato (Symphonie Romane Op 73)

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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Tuesday, 24th May 2022
John and Charles Wesley, evangelists, hymn-writers, 1791 and 1788
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Wesley Si iniquitates observaveris
Moore Responses
Sumsion in G
Walker I will lift up mine eyes

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Friday, 27th May 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Mendelssohn Erhaben, o Herr
Rose Responses
Palestrina Magnificat quarti toni
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Gibbons O clap your hands together

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Saturday, 28th May 2022
Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, scholar, 1089
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Byrd O Rex gloriae
Byrd and Quinney Responses
Mundy in three parts
Tomkins Thou art my King, O God
Gibbons A Fancy in Gamut Flatt

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