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.

Evensong times

28th November - 4th December 2021
Thursday, 2nd December 2021
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Wake, O wake!
Leighton Responses
Blow in F
Purcell O God, thou art my God

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Friday, 3rd December 2021
Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, missionary, 1552
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

plainsong Conditor alme siderum
plainsong Responses
Magnificat tone VIII
Nunc dimittis tone I
Mendelssohn Veni Domine (Drei Motetten Op 39)

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Saturday, 4th December 2021
Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, founder of the community at Little Gidding, 1637
John of Damascus, monk, teacher of the faith, 749
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Wake, O wake!
Leighton Responses
Byrd Great Service
Byrd Vigilate
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645

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