*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.

Upcoming Evensongs

Mozart’s Requiem for All Saints

November 4, 2018 - 4:45 p.m. - Note the slightly different start time!

This musical event is part of a celebration of St. Martin’s Mary Hare Taylor Knight Memorial Columbarium Anniversary.

Singers wanted!
On Sunday, November 4th, St. Martin’s Choir will be performing Mozart’s Requiem with orchestra as part of the Columbarium anniversary celebration. Singers from the community are invited to participate in this performance with no obligation to join the choir for the rest of the season. We ask that guest singers attend three Thursday choir rehearsals: October 11, 18, and 25, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., as well as the dress rehearsal on Thursday, November 1st, at 7:00 p.m. Singers may use their own score, or a free public-domain score can be provided by the church. Please share this with anyone who may be interested, and contact Erik Meyer, music director, with questions or to participate in this unique opportunity! .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 215.247.7466 x104.

Advent Procession

December 2, 2018 - 5 p.m.

As the days grow darker, and the church begins its annual preparations for the coming of Christ, St. Martin’s celebrates with an Advent Procession. This service combines scripture readings with gorgeous choral music. With each reading and anthem, candles are lit, and the church gradually fills with light. This popular St. Martin’s tradition is over thirty years old and continues to inspire.
Lessons & Carols

January 6, 2019 - 5 p.m.

A King’s College tradition, St. Martin’s style! While the rest of the world has already put away the Christmas decorations, the church continues to celebrate the Birth of Christ into January. Get your last fix of your favorite Christmas carols at this service of nine lessons and choral anthems.

Past Evensongs

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.


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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