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Sunday evenings

Evensong 6.30pm

Advent Carols 2005ii1st, 3rd, 4th Sunday in the month

The Service of Evensong was created for the Book of Common Prayer by Thomas Cranmer. He drew on the sevenfold monastic cycle of prayer, and combined the two offices of Vespers and Compline (which is why the service includes the Lord’s Prayer twice!) Evensong has been the backbone of Anglican worship for centuries, and continues to play an important part in worship at St Mary’s – not least for the choir, who take an active and important role in leading the music.

  • The service includes psalms and traditional hymns led by the organ and choir
  • During the month of November, from the feast of All Saint to Christ the King, Evensong begins with The Blessing of the Light
  • The choir may sing a special setting of the Canticles or an Anthem
  • A sermon is preached at the end of the service
  • The service ends around 7.30pm, usually ending with the Salve Regina or another medieval plainsong hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary

broken/ 6.30pm [alternative worship]

broken sacred heart2nd Sunday of the month

a growing alternative worship community on the edge of London


we are a community of people from a variety of backgrounds seeking to express and explore a 21st century spirituality rooted in the christian tradition/

we gather at st mary’s, east barnet on the second sunday of each month at 7pm and we usually end with a chace to chat over a drink before heading home/

we are an inclusive community, believing that unity can be found in diversity, that the sacred is sometimes found in the profane, and that life and light are to be discovered in that which is broken/

please contact us by email on contact@brokenworship.org.uk

taizeTaize Worship 6.30pm

5th Sunday of the month

  • A quiet reflective service of readings, and chants from the Taize Community in France
  • The service usually ends at 7.30pm

Sung Eucharist 6.30pm



The celebration of the Eucharist in the evening is usually the traditional liturgy from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.


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