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



Advent Procession Evensong Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Advent Procession Evensong
December 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Church
A service of music, light, and prayer. An annual favorite Advent event.
Followed by Annual Advent Fellowship Dinners.

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Christmas Lessons & Carols

January 7, 2018 - 5 p.m.

A King’s College tradition, St. Martin’s style.


Epiphany Evensong

February 4, 2018 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: The Rev. Winnie Varghese, Director of Justice and Reconciliation, Trinity Church Wall Street


Lent Evensong

March 4, 2018 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: TBA


Eastertide Evensong

May 6, 2018 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: TBA


Pentecost Evensong

June 3, 2018 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: TBA



Past Evensongs 2017

First Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

The choirs are hard at work preparing for our second choral pilgrimage. We will be the choir-in-residence at Bristol Cathedral in August 2017, and sing an Evensong at Westminster Abbey. Since many of you will be unable to join us in England, we welcome you to the following Evensongs through the spring. Come to listen to and enjoy the music that will be sung at the Cathedral and the Abbey this August.


Pentecost Evensong

June 4, 2017 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation & Care, Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Philadelphia, PA
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Eastertide Evensong

May 7, 2017 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: The Rev. Jennifer Mattson, Priest-in-charge of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA
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Passiontide Evensong

April 2, 2017 - 5 p.m.

Choral meditations on the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Featuring the Evening Service by music director Erik Meyer.
Reception to follow.
Preacher: The Rev. Peggy Jean “PJ” Craig, Executive Director, Advocate Center for Culture and Education
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Lenten Evensong

March 5, 2017 - 5 p.m.

Begin your Lenten observance with the beautiful sung prayers of this service. Featuring the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis of Parker Kitterman, director of music at Christ Church, Philadelphia.
Preacher: Rev. Kathryn Aikins, Pastor of Tabernacle United Church
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Epiphany Season Evensong

February 5, 2017 - 5 p.m.

Preacher: Reverend Vernell Brown, Chaplain at Germantown Home
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*Evensongs are at 5:00 p.m. every First Sunday from October until June.


Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 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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