Southwark Legal Service Choral Evensong


Registration in advance is required for this service

Each year those connected with the administration of the courts in the London Borough of Southwark gather in the Cathedral to pray for the work of our judiciary. The service is sung by the Cathedral choir.

Members of the public are very welcome.

Please be seated by 5.15pm.

For security purposes you will be required to bring photo ID with you and you must register here

Responses

Shephard

Psalm:

85

Hymn

 

Setting: 

Dyson in D

Anthem

Let all the world (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Each year those connected with the administration of the courts in the London Borough of Southwark gather in the Cathedral to pray for the work of our judiciary. This ticketed service is sung by the Cathedral choir.

For many people, Choral Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is a treasure of Church of England liturgy. Its particular choral style is uniquely characteristic of the Anglican Church and draws its origins from the sung liturgies of monastic communities of the early centuries of the church’s life.

On weekdays the service lasts for about 40 minutes (on Sundays it might be 10 minutes longer, when there is a sermon). The service is enveloped by the music of organist and choir which sings verses from scripture, psalms, biblical songs (canticles) and an anthem. Our prayers are inspired and transported by the striking beauty of the words, silences and music, and we add our own voice in saying the Amens and in singing the hymn. It is an ideal way to mark the end of a busy day and the transition into the evening time.