Evensong Schedule 2018-2019

If you love evensong, this is the page to find the next one taking place near you. Evensong is a traditional English service of evening prayer, typically sung by the choir with some parts for the congregation.*
Please note that St. Michael and All Angels, Winnipeg, has a beautiful chant Evensong every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. which is not listed below because of its regularity.
All the King’s Men sing at St. John’s College Chapel Sundays at 7:00 p.m. The Evensongs at All Saints’, St. George’s, Crescentwood, and St. Luke’s are at 4:00 p.m. The services are subject to change. You can double-check at the respective websites.
September 16: St. George’s, Crescentwood, 4:00 p.m.
September 23: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
September 30: St. Alban’s Cathedral, Kenora, 7:00 p.m.
October 7: All the King’s Men,  7:00 p.m.
October 21: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
October 28: St. George’s, Crescentwood, 4:00 p.m.
November 4: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
All Saints’ (Royal Canadian College of Organists), 4:00 p.m.
November 11: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
November 25: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
December 2: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
January 6: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
January 13: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
January 20: St. George’s, Crescentwood, 4:00 p.m.
January 27: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
February 3: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
February 10: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
February 17: St. George’s, Crescentwood, 4:00 p.m.
February 24: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
March 3: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
March 10: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
March 17: St. George’s, Crescentwood, 4:00 p.m.
March 24: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
April 7: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
April 14: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
April 28: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
May 5: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
May 26: St. Luke’s,  4:00 p.m.
All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
June 2: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
June 23: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.
All Saints’: also Sunday July 28 and Sunday August 25, 2019
* Choral Evensong is a tiny fragment of something else: the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every half-hour in every part of the world. When you go to Evensong it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress – a conversation between God and people which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead. Evensong offers to us the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer while listening and participating in music that is especially selected to bring us into deeper understanding of the mysteries of our faith.
You may expect hymns, readings, psalms, canticles, and anthems sung by a choir. The services last approximately 45-60 minutes.
In choral Evensong the choir sings on “behalf of” the assembled congregation. The settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimities are usually sung by the choir alone. The suffrages (prayers) and the responses between the priest and people are also sung between the priest and choir on behalf of the people. This allows the congregation time to meditate and enter into deeper prayer through words and music. The congregation joins in the singing of the hymns, the Apostle’s Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer, and joins in silent meditation through the prayers and canticles.
As important as it is for us to have time to reflect and ponder the mysteries of our lives, it is also important that we have fellowship with those in our communities.



In this month’s issue, an article by Janet Ross from the Centre for Christian Studies shares experiences of transformation from those who’ve participated in leadership and discipleship training at CCS.

April is National Poetry Month, and we have included a poem titled “Spring Delight in Praise of God (IV)” from the book Wonder-work: Selected Sonnets of Catharina Von Greiffenberg co-translated by Joanne Epp, Sally Ito, and Sarah Klassen.

Next, an interview with The Rev. Wilson Akinwale explores his new position as National President and the Board Chair of the Black Anglicans of Canada and his role on the Evangelical Lutheran anti-racism task force. Akinwale speaks to the joys and challenges of these new roles and his hopes for a Black Anglican Church in Canada.

The Rev. Helen Holbrook discusses a recent workshop on change journeys that she led at Holy Trinity aimed at helping parishioners talk through difficult periods of change in their church communities.

The Rev. Theo Robinson shares an announcement of a joint committee struck between Anglicans and Lutherans to respond to rising anti-2SLGTQIA+ rhetoric and provide community support for those within the MNO Synod and the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.

And finally, a parish profile on Stonewall Church of the Ascension offers a window into the faith community of this parish which extends far beyond the walls of the church, into the town of Stonewall and beyond.

I hope you enjoy this month’s articles.

Read and download the April issue here.

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