First Wednesday of the Month
8.30 pm

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.

Upcoming services

Thursday 22 February

7.40 pmSung Compline

Thursday 29 February

7.40 pmSung Compline

Wednesday 6 March

8.30 pmCompline by Candlelight

This event has been cancelled.

Thursday 7 March

7.40 pmSung Compline

Thursday 14 March

7.40 pmSung Compline

Wednesday 3 April

8.30 pmCompline by Candlelight

Wednesday 1 May

8.30 pmCompline by Candlelight