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

3rd - 9th March 2024
Sunday, 3rd March 2024
Third Sunday of Lent
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Ferguson It was in that train
Radcliffe Responses
Tallis Magnificat octavi toni
plainsong Nunc dimittis septimi toni
Tallis Salvator mundi
Gibbons Fancy in gamut flatt

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle KCVO MBE Dean of Westminster

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Monday, 4th March 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Watson in F
Parry Long since in Egypt's plenteous land

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Tuesday, 5th March 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Ghana

H Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord
Tomkins Responses
D Purcell in E minor
H Purcell Remember not, Lord, our offences

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Thursday, 7th March 2024
St Perpetua, St Felicity, and their companions, martyrs at Carthage, 203
5.00pm Evensong, with Installation of a Member of College Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord
Tomkins Responses
Batten Fourth Service
Byrd Emendemus in melius

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Friday, 8th March 2024
Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, poet, priest, 1929
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Lassus Magnificat tertii toni
plainsong Nunc dimittis
Ferrabosco Tribulationem et dolorem inveni

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Saturday, 9th March 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord
Tomkins Responses
Wesley in E
Stanford The Lord is my shepherd
Sowande Obangiji

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