Choral Evensong is one of the great traditions of the Anglican Communion, when when we worship God with sung canticles and responses, a chanted psalm and an anthem. The service combines the stillness of prayer with the beauty of the Anglican choral repertoire, and offers a space for tranquillity and contemplation. We normally use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) for its poetic, traditional language.
Choral evensong is usually held once a month. Please see the services calendar for details.
Music is provided by choirs connected with the church, or sometimes we welcome visiting choirs. We aim to maintain a high standard of music at all services at King Charles, but these occasions give wider scope for worship to be enhanced through high-quality music, in the cathedral tradition.
If you’ve not heard Choral Evensong before, you can get a taster by listening to BBC Radio 3’s weekly broadcast from churches around Britain.
Everyone is welcome at our services, whether you are a regular churchgoer or not.