The Daily Office of Morning, Evening Prayer and Compline


daily officeFrom earliest times, Christians gathered at regular hours during each day and night to respond to God’s word with praise on behalf of creation and with intercession for the salvation of the world. By the fourth century, if not earlier, morning and evening had emerged as the pre-eminent hours for the offering of this sacrifice of praise.

At St Mary the Virign, Morning and Evening Prayer is said Monday to Thursday – you are very welcome to come along for these short, quiet and prayerful offices.  Keep a look out on Events and Calendar page for details of the time and other information.

It is a good discipline to pray every day in a structured way.  If you can’t get to church, you may like to follow the link below and subscribe to the Daily Prayer feed from the Church of England.  Each day the feed will change to reflect the particular day of the week or the festival.

The services of Morning and Evening Prayer help Christians of our own day take part in this privelige and duty which belongs to all God’s people. They may be celebrated in a very simple form, or enriched with a variety of optional chants and prayers.

You may like to try it by selecting one of the following:

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Night Prayer (Compline)