Evening worship

Always calm and reflective, our evening worship offers something for everyone, from the traditional to the contemporary, and takes alternately at Flamstead or Markyate. Please do feel welcome to come along.

Evening Services can be found in the calendar below, but our pattern is generally as follows:

First Sunday of the Month - Evensong - Flamstead

Second Sunday of the Month - Choral Evensong - Markyate

Third Sunday of the Month - Taize - Alternating between Flamstead and Markyate

There is no evening service on the fourth and fifth Sundays of the month. In addition to our daily offering of Morning and Evening Prayer, we also offer Compline.

Evensong is a beautiful and traditional evening service of the Anglican tradition. Prayers, hymns and psalms combine with scripture and a short sermon to invite us to consider the will of God in our lives.  Once a month we enjoy a splendid choral evensong. Check the calendar for updates.  Services last 45 minutes. 

Compline was traditionally the last service said at the 'completion' of the day in monastic communities. Here in the benefice we enjoy our compline service by candlelight in the beauty of our church. Services last 20 minutes. 

Taize is a reflective service of music and prayers from the Taize community, France. Services are always candlelit and accompanied by singers and musicians. All services are followed by hot chocolate. 

Upcoming evening services

Sunday
Aug 18
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Sep 01
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Sep 15
18:00-18:30

Benefice Taize

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Oct 06
18:00-18:45

Benefice Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Oct 13
18:00-18:45

Benefice Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Oct 20
18:00-18:45

Benefice Taize

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Nov 03
18:00-18:45

Benefice Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Nov 10
18:00-18:45

Benefice Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Nov 17
18:00-18:30

Benefice Holy Communion with Taize

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Dec 01
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Dec 08
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Dec 15
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Jan 05
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Jan 12
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Jan 19
18:00-18:30

Taize at St Leonard's

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Feb 02
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Feb 09
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Feb 16
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Mar 01
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Mar 08
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Mar 15
18:00-18:30

Taize at St Leonard's

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Apr 05
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Apr 12
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Apr 19
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
May 03
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
May 10
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
May 17
18:00-18:30

Taize at St Leonard's

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Jun 07
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Jun 14
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Jun 21
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Jul 05
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Jul 12
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Jul 19
18:00-18:30

Taize at St Leonard's

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Aug 02
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Aug 09
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Aug 16
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Sep 06
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Sep 13
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Sep 20
18:00-18:30

Taize at St Leonard's

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Oct 04
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Oct 11
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Oct 18
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Nov 01
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Nov 08
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Nov 15
18:00-18:30

Taize at St Leonard's

St Leonard's, Flamstead

Sunday
Dec 06
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Dec 13
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Dec 20
18:00-18:45

Taize at St John's

St John's, Markyate

Sunday
Jan 03
18:00-18:45

Evensong

St Leonard's Flamstead

Sunday
Jan 10
18:00-18:45

Choral Evensong

St John's, Markyate