Evening Prayer is a liturgy used in the Church of England and other churches during the late afternoon or early evening. It is also commonly known as Evensong – especially when most of the service is sung. It was originally formed after the Reformation by combining the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline.
Many churches now take their services from Common Worship or other modern prayer books. If a church has a choir, Choral Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer often remains in use because of its greater musical provision. Evening Prayer may be led by a lay member of the congregation.