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

16th - 22nd June 2024
Sunday, 16th June 2024
Third Sunday after Trinity
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Howells I will lift up mine eyes
Martin Responses
Gibbons Second Service
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord alway
Bach Ricercar a 6

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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Monday, 17th June 2024
Samuel, Canon of Westminster, 1906–13, and Henrietta Barnett, social reformers, 1913 and 1936
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Marson Verse Service
Sheppard I give you a new commandment

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Tuesday, 18th June 2024
5.00pm Evensong, with Installation of a Member of College Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Clucas Westminster Service
Howells My eyes for beauty pine

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Thursday, 20th June 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Palestrina Magnificat primi toni a 8
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Tallis A new commandment give I unto you

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Friday, 21st June 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis If ye love me
Martin Responses
Hooper Short Service
Parry My soul, there is a ocountry

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Saturday, 22nd June 2024
St Alban, first martyr of Britain, c 250
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Lloyd View me, Lord, a work of thine
Tomkins Responses
Sumsion in G
Howells Take him, earth, for cherishing
Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G

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