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.


All Souls

In this month’s issue, Bishop Geoffery Woodcroft writes about discipleship that extends beyond the walls of church buildings. As the institution of the church changes and is in a period of decline, we must continue to go about our work with grace, carrying out the love of God to all our relations.

In the community catechesis, Matthew Bowman reflects on the community of saints and the remembering of those who have departed during Allhallowstide.

Reverend Canon Donna Joy writes a profile on Deacon Penny Cumine at St. Alban’s, honouring her legacy of worship leading to faithful service in her abundant ministries in downtown Kenora.

An interview with Ryan Turnbull explores his new position as Disocean Discipleship Developer. Turnbull reflects on the history of the Anglican church that has led us to this present moment and explores how he sees community gathering around the risen Christ and what his hopes are for facilitating greater community knowledge sharing across the Diocese.

At 45 years old, the Thelma Wynne project continues strong. This profile on the work of the project and its founding honours those who have dedicated time and resources to providing care for young mothers in Winnipeg.

And finally, a profile on St. Alban’s Cathedral in Kenora brings light onto the incredible ministry and hospitality of this community. As a companion piece to the profile on Penny Cumine, the profile shares more about the community context and work of this parish.

Read and download November’s issue via PDF here.

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