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

29th January - 4th February 2023
Sunday, 29th January 2023
Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
3.00pm Evensong with Installation of Organist and Master of the Choristers Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Gibbons Almighty and everlasting God
Rose Responses
Stanford in C
Tallis Videte miraculum
Byrd Fantasia in G

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Dr Chigor Chike Vicar, Emmanuel Church with St Peter, Forest Gate

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Monday, 30th January 2023
Charles I, king, martyr, 1649
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Byrd Tui sunt caeli
plainsong Responses
Ramsey Short Service
Purcell Blessed is he that considereth the poor

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Tuesday, 31st January 2023
John Bosco, priest, founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by the Honorary Consul for Nauru; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste a Deo factus est
Ayleward Responses
Wood in E flat No 2
Wood Hail, gladdening light

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Friday, 3rd February 2023
St Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg, missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste a Deo factus est
Ayleward Responses
plainsong Magnificat
Chesnokov Nunc dimittis
Chesnokov Da ispravitsia molitva moya

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Saturday, 4th February 2023
Manche Masemola, martyr, 1928
5.00pm Evensong Quire
part of the Chorister Experience Day; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit
Ayleward Responses
Stanford in B flat
Wesley Blessed be the God and Father

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