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

11:30am. (Winter months) 6pm. (Summer months) Every Sunday Church of the Sacred Heart, Lobster Road, Redcar. TS10 1SH

6.30pm First Wednesday of each month at Church of St Charles, Jarratt St. Hull. HU1 3HB


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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