Evening Prayers and Compline

Evening Prayer, in the Anglican Church is a traditional service when people come to church to worship in the late afternoon or early evening. In cathedrals in Britain and in some university chapels, it is a service that is sung by a choir nearly every day of the week, referred to as Choral Evensong. The form of Evensong used for this service of worship was developed by Thomas Cranmer in the 16th century from a combination of sources, including “vespers” and “compline”, that used to be said or sung every day in monasteries. Cranmer took some of the words that were used in these services and made the form of Evening Prayer, found in the Book of Common Prayer. (various revisions and modern language forms are also to be found)

A Service of Compline, in place of our monthly Choral Evensong

Listen again to our chaplains daughter, Tasha and her husband Ben, as they led us in an online Compline service from their room, overlooking York Minster.

This is a recording of the on-line zoom service from the 2nd June. Click here for the original post and service information

An order for night prayer (Compline)

Compline is a time of gentle prayer for late evening. Compline is above all a service of quietness and reflection in which we allow God to speak to us amidst the stresses of life, and we offer our cares and concerns to Him.
Click here for an order for Compline

Evening prayer from the Church of England

Click here, for links to today’s order for evening and night prayer, as well as the daily prayer app.


Don’t forget, BBC Radio Three broadcasts a weekly Choral Evensong service at 16:30CET, every Wednesday. Click here for more information and to listen on-line.


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