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12 Noon. Every Sunday Missa Cantata
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

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Church of St Mary & St Joseph, Baxtergate, Hedon HU12 8JN


6pm. Every Sunday
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

17 September 2016

Vespers and Benediction

After a break during August, Sunday Vespers have been resumed at St Wilfrid's Church in York. Since the Oratorian Fathers introduced Vespers on Sunday evenings a couple of years ago, the congregation has gradually grown.  Last Sunday,the congregation was the largest that I have seen so far.

Vespers consists of the chanting of five psalms, the singing of one hymn and the Magnificat, and a couple of short readings.  It lasts about half an hour, and is a very uplifting experience.  All the singing is in Latin, and to Gregorian chant tones.  Some may find this difficult at first, but it becomes easier after attending a few times,

Vespers is at 6pm each Sunday, and is followed at 6.30pm by Benediction.

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