Choral Evensong

We hold regular services of Choral Evensong at St Nicholas, sung by our choir and part of the ongoing pattern of services sung in cathedrals and churches throughout the Church of England; we are one of the few parish churches to sing choral evensong weekly (apart from the third Sunday of each month, and unless replaced by a special service from time to time).

Ofter described as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the English choral tradition, choral evensong draws on a vast catalogue of music covering hundreds of years. It is a reflective and prayerful service, sung mostly by the choir.

“…Choral Evensong is a tiny fragment of something else: it is part of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the  day and night, in every part of the world. When you are here for evensong, it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress – a conversation between God and God’s people which began long before you were born, and which will continue long after your death. So do not be surprised or disturbed if there are some things which you do not understand straight away. For a moment, you step into the continual stream of worship and praise which is being offered now and to the end of time. You are one with those who worship here on earth and in heaven.”

All are welcome to attend, and we are always delighted to invite members of other choirs to join us – please contact us for details


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