It is with deep sadness that all public worship at St. Alphonsus, Blackmore Park and the Beauchamp Community, Newland, has been cancelled until further notice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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.
Next Evening Prayer : Plainsong. Passion Sunday, 29th March, 4 p.m., at St. Leonard's, Newland
Responses : Ferial Office Hymn, Vexilla Regis, Mode i. Psalm 30, Tone VIII.i. Magnificat, Tone VI. Nunc Dimittis, Tone IV.iv. Hymn 82, Drop, drop slow tears, Song 46. Final Hymn, 84, It is a thing most wonderful, Herongate.