On the 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings of each month we have a service Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. Every 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm our choirs sing at this service.
A permanent feature of the Church of England’s worship and a key source for its doctrine, the Book of Common Prayer is loved for the beauty of its language and its services are widely used.
This Evening Prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer, consists of a spoken penitential introduction, including the General Confession Verses and Responses also known as Preces, one or more Psalms concluding with the Gloria Patri, two lessons from the Bible, several prayers and collects, and an anthem sung by the choir.
The first Bible lesson is generally taken from the Old Testament and the second from the New Testament. Two canticles, the Magnificat or Song of Mary and the Nunc dimittis or Song of Simeon, follow the Old and New Testament readings respectively. The service may also include one or more hymns.