Evening services

Evensong

Evensong at St Francis’ is taken from the Book of Common Prayer. This is an evening service including hymns and sung responses, prayer, psalms and canticles. Evensong usually takes place at 6pm on the first Sunday of each month. Please see What's on.

Taize

Taize held at St Francis’ – Prayer and silence are at the heart of the Taize experience and include distinctive prayer and chants during a candle lit service.  Taize is usually held at 6pm on the third Sunday in January, April, July and October. See What's on.

A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, and liturgical readings. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations.  Taizé Music has spawned a unique style of worship that has become popular in churches, retreat centres and seminaries throughout the world. The singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services is one of its trademarks. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. The style of prayer is highly meditative. Singing and silence play a large part. The structure of prayer is similar to the Divine Office from the Catholic monastic tradition with a hymn, psalms, a scripture reading and intercessions.

Compline

 Held in St Francis’ Chapel, Compline is a short service where we meet and pray for the needs of the church family and conclude with Compline ( a form of evening prayers). It is a service of quietness and reflection. Compline is usually held on a Thursday evening at 6pm  please see What's on.