At St Anne's in neighbouring Strathfield he responded to Anglican ‘matins and evensong , the canticles, the psalms, the hymns, the Bible readings’, and became a choirboy.
Lots of people came to evensong and I got a few congratulations from members of the public after the performance.
An Imber Day was also introduced so previous residents could return annually to tend graves, meet old friends and participate in Eucharist and evensong at St Giles' Church.
With lessons and carols, communion and evensong , the person at the centre of these religious services will be working long hours delivering the Christmas message.
It starts outside the church with the lighting of new fire and the Paschal Candle followed by a full Easter service and Festal evensong at 6.30 pm.
A full Easter service and Festal evensong will be held at 6.30 pm.
Morning prayer is said every weekday morning, and evening prayer or evensong every night.
It takes me back, to be precise, to evensong at St Matthew's, West Kensington, and Hail Marys at my convent school, but that is another story.
The formal part of the wedding (the vows and rings) came first, and the usual particulars of evensong followed - Rose responses, a psalm to Anglican chant, Gibbons Second Service canticles, and a few hymns.