Lutwyche Anglican Church
Evensong

 

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Evensong", also known as Evening Prayer, is a beautiful service in the Anglican tradition. Its equivalent is the combination of Vespers and Compline in the Roman Catholic Church.


This service has great choral potential for choirs of any level. At St Andrew's, Lutwyche Evensong is sung using mainly Anglican and Gregorian Chant and is the rite in accordance with the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Booklets that outline the Order of Service provide Chant music to provide opportunity for responses to be sung by congregation to allow full participation in this beautiful and historic liturgy.


There are countless settings of the Canticles and plenty more for the psalms and prayers. The use of Fauxbourdon in chant is most evident in a service such as Evensong where the chant is often "interrupted" by periods of homophonic harmony - creating a stunningly beautiful moment!


The Office of Evensong begins at 6.30pm on 1st Sunday of each month from February to December and all are welcome.


There are no evening services during the month of January for the school holiday period.


TRADITIONAL SERVICE OF LESSONS and CAROLS for ADVENT


On 1ST Sunday in December at 6.30pm the parish holds a Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent . Come early and hear Carols played live on the Church Bells from 6.00pm.  This service is in the style of Carols and Lessons from Kings College, Cambridge and all are welcome.

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