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

26th May - 1st June 2024
Sunday, 26th May 2024
Trinity Sunday
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Lassus Tibi laus
Tallis Responses
Palestrina Magnificat quarti toni
Quinney Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Byrd O lux beata Trinitas
Pott Laudes

Preacher: The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

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Monday, 27th May 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Muhly Oculi omnium in te sperant
plainsong Responses
Sumsion in G
Elgar Seek him that maketh the seven stars

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Tuesday, 28th May 2024
Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, scholar, 1089
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Muhly Oculi omnium in te sperant
plainsong Responses
Mundy in three parts
Taverner In pace in idipsum dormiam et requiescam

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Friday, 31st May 2024
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St Elizabeth
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Muhly Oculi omnium in te sperant
plainsong Responses
Moore First Service
Verdelot Beata es virgo Maria

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Saturday, 1st June 2024
St Justin, martyr at Rome, c 165
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Muhly Oculi omnium in te sperant
Moore Responses
Ives Magdalen College Service
Walker Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Duruflé Scherzo

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