February 24th, Sunday 6.00pm
Evensong is an Anglican form of office, conflating the monastic evening offices of Vespers and Compline, as originally set out in the Book of Common Prayer of 1549, the first Prayer Book to provide for services in the English language. The two canticles, Magnificat (The Song of Mary, St. Luke 1:46-55) and Nunc Dimittis (The Song of Simeon, St. Luke 2: 29-32), form the invariable heart of Evensong, and have, together with the Versicles and Responses, been the subject of a wide range of musical settings by composers from the time of the first Prayer Book to the present day.
At Holy Innocents’ we hold a number of Choral Evensongs each year with a full SATB choir. All are very welcome to take part in these services held at 6pm throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there.
Photography by Zoë Hornby-Walsh