An opportunity to reflect with beautiful music at the end of the working day.

The service of Evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation, incorporating elements of the Offices of Vespers and Compline following the liturgy set out in Archbishop Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer.

Join our choir, The St Stephen’s Voices, to hear beautiful music set amongst passages of spoken liturgy and moments of contemplative silence.

Service Times and Dates:

Wednesday 16th January 2019 from 6.00pm to 6.45pm
Wednesday 13th February 2019 from 6.00pm to 6.45pm
Wednesday 20th March 2019 from 6.00pm to 6.45pm
Wednesday 17th April 2019  from 6.00pm to 6.45pm

Music List:

Wednesday 16th January – Epiphany/The Baptism of Christ
Readings: Genesis 2:4-end, Matthew 21.33-end
Introit: Surge illuminare Huw Williams
Responses: Clucas
Office hymn 52 O worship the Lord
Psalm 47
Canticles: Dyson in F
Anthem: Lo! Star-led chiefs Crotch
Hymn 56 Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Wednesday 13th February – The Fourth Sunday before Lent / Valentine’s Day
Readings: Leviticus 23: 23-end, 1 Timothy 3
Introit: How do I love thee? Spicer
Responses: Moore
Office hymn 378 Immortal love, for ever full
Psalm 119: 33-56
Canticles: Fauxbourdons Moore
Anthem: Set me as a seal Walton
Hymn 408 Love divine, all loves excelling

Wednesday 20th March – The Second Sunday of Lent
Readings: Genesis 44: 18-end, Hebrews 2: 10-end
Introit: Drop, drop slow tears Walton
Responses: Reading
Office hymn 64 Be thou my guardian
Psalm 3
Canticles: Ireland in F
Anthem: Wash me throughly S.S. Wesley
Hymn 333 All my hope on God is founded

Wednesday 17th April – Wednesday of Holy Week
Readings: Isaiah 63: 1-9, Revelation 14:18-15:4
Introit: Eheu sustulerunt Morley
Responses: Ebdon
Office hymn 92 There is a green hill far away
Psalm 88
Canticles: Short Service Tallis
Anthem: God so loved the world Stainer
Hymn 86 (omit *) My song is love unknown

(Image : Niki Gorick Photography)