First Wednesday of the Month
The ancient office of Compline, also known as Night Prayer, derives its name from the Latin word ‘completorium’ meaning ‘completion’ and is a short service of quiet contemplation for the end of the day.
Sung Compline by Candlelight takes place at St Mary’s on the first Wednesday of the month (except in August). It begins at 8.30 pm with a devotional address and is followed at 8.40 pm by the office of Compline, a twenty-minute service containing a mix of prayers, music and silence. The hymn, psalm, canticle and responses are sung to plainchant led by members of St Mary’s Church Choir.