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

25th February - 2nd March 2024
Sunday, 25th February 2024
Second Sunday of Lent
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Farrant Call to remembrance, O Lord
Byrd Responses
Byrd Third Service
Byrd Memento homo quod cinis es
Alain Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin

Preacher: The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

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Monday, 26th February 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Ward First Service
Morley Let my complaint come before thee, O Lord

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Tuesday, 27th February 2024
George Herbert, priest, poet, 1633
5.00pm Evensong with Installation of a Lay Vicar Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Ferguson It was in that train
Radcliffe Responses
Watson in E
Vaughan Williams Love bade me welcome

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Thursday, 29th February 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Viadana Magnificat secundi toni
Viadana Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Blitheman In pace in idipsum dormiam et reqiescam

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Friday, 1st March 2024
St David, Bishop of Menevia, patron of Wales, c 589
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Audi benigne Conditor
plainsong Responses
Monte Magnificat septimi toni
Vento Nunc dimittis quarti toni
Palestrina Veritas mea et misericordia mea cum ipso

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Saturday, 2nd March 2024
St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, missionary, 672
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Ferguson It was in that train
Radcliffe Responses
Sumsion in G
Chilcott Be thou my vision
Howells Psalm Prelude Set 1 no 1

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