On Wednesday we will have Evensong outside St Paul’s — unless the cathedral has opened for worship again, of course, in which case we may as well join them inside.
Meet at 5pm for 5.15; outside M&S seems to be a reasonable place for it, although we may need to move (especially if there are enough of us to obstruct the walkway).
You can print a copy of the liturgy from here ON THE DAY or from here today (Tuesday). Alternately you can follow along online using the same links on a smartphone or using one of the various Common Worship smartphone apps.
The really simple way to do it will be to bring a Book of Common Prayer, though. I have a small number of spares. The Psalm will be Psalm 119:145-176. The Old Testament reading will be @ Kings 9:1-16. The New Testament reading will be Acts 27:1-26. I did not choose these readings; I want to use the same ones that will be on the Church of England website, for ease of letting others follow along at home or elsewhere. Readers for the readings will be assigned when we meet.
We will sing the psalm and canticles from the Parish Psalter. If you have a Parish Psalter please bring it, even if you don’t sing! These are harder to get hold of than the BCP and I only have a small number. Ditto the music for the ferial responses. I will cantor if there are no clergy there who are willing/able to do so.
We will use the same hymns as on Sunday, mostly because I have about 20 hymn sheets and I don’t want to waste them. If you want to print the words to these yourself they are available in .pdf format here. If you want to bring a hymnal to sing harmony I prefer New English Hymnal (note that some of the words are different).
If you don’t have any of these bits of pieces, you can still come! Really. You can look over my shoulder, or someone else’s, or participate in a more reflective manner.
If you want to join the choir for the anthem please contact @FlashEvensong on Twitter, who is organising that bit. I’ve said that if we don’t have at least two strong readers per voice part it’s better not to do the anthem. There is a poll here for you to sign up.
It would be helpful to have a rough idea how many people will be coming along, so if you are planning on it please do leave a comment here (even if you aren’t planning to sing the anthem). Anonymous comments are fine.
5 for 5.15pm outside M&S, St. Paul’s-in-the-Camp
Liturgy here on the day.
Bring BCP, Parish Psalter, and ferial responses if you have them.
Contact @FlashEvensong for choral anthem enquiries, poll here.