Evensong

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

The Anglican service of evensong dates from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. The service is the result of the joining of two of the ancient Sarum services—Vespers and Compline—into one service by Thomas Cranmer, first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and author of the first Prayer Book. As the beauty of the experience of evensong has continued for centuries, it has fostered the creation of an immense body of music written solely for this service. Choral Evensong is sung daily in many cathedrals, collegiate chapels and parish churches throughout the Anglican Communion. Worshipping at evensong has been described as “joining a conversation already in progress.” Consider the possibility that at any given moment, somewhere on the earth, someone, in some language, is offering up a voice of sung prayer as this miraculous conversation continues between the Creator and the created.

All are welcome. Childcare is also available.

Upcoming Evensongs



Pentecost Evensong

June 3, 2018 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: The Very Rev. Emily Richards, Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Glenside
Emily is a native Kentuckian where she grew up as a member of Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of Lexington. She recalls fond memories of singing in the Cathedral Girls Choir and participating in youth activities in her parish church as well as in the Diocese. Emily felt the stirring of the Spirit during her young adult years as she discerned a call to ordained ministry. She graduated from The School of Theology at The University of the South (her undergraduate alma mater) with a Master of Divinity. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2003. When she’s not busy in her ministries as priest, wife and mother, Emily enjoys reading a good book on the beach, exploring new places, entertaining friends and family in her home and cheering on her Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.

Past Evensongs 2017


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


Summer Sunday Service Schedule - begins June 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music

Regular Sunday Service Schedule - returns September 9, 2018

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos/FUSE)
9:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
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, 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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