Evensong

Evensongs* are at 5:00 p.m. every First Sunday from October until June.

Evensong is a contemplative service of music and prayer, and is sung daily in many cathedrals and churches throughout the world. The Anglican service of evensong dates from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. The service is the result of the joining of two ancient services—vespers and compline—into one service by Thomas Cranmer, first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and author of the first prayer book. As the evening light fades, the calm aura of prayer and beautiful music helps quiet the soul. St. Martin’s Evensong includes a sermon by a different guest preacher each month, except in cases of special musical services. Evensong is one of the most popular services at St. Martin’s. All are welcome. Childcare is also available.

*Our First Sundays series includes a couple of events which are not evensongs with sermon, but rather another form of Choral liturgy: Advent Procession in December and Christmas Lessons and Carols in January are yearly examples.


Please visit our Events page for information on the next Evensong or First Sundays musical event.

Past Evensongs

Evensong is a contemplative service of music and prayer, and is sung daily in many cathedrals and churches throughout the world. As the evening light fades, the calm aura of prayer and beautiful music helps quiet the soul. St. Martin’s Evensong includes a sermon by a different guest preacher each month, except in cases of special musical services. Evensong is one of the most popular services at St. Martin’s. All are welcome. Childcare is also available.

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.

Location

This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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