EVENING services at Chester Cathedral will recommence at 6.30pm from the beginning of September.
The services of wholeness and healing will be in the Taize style and there will be regular services of Sung Compline by the Cathedral Nave Choir.
The ancient monastic service of Compline can be traced back to the 6th Century, and for the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Chester, it would have been the final spiritual devotion before retiring to bed. Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, meaning the completion of the day. With the business of our 21st Century lives, it can be difficult to find time and space for quiet contemplation so this service will be an opportunity for meditation, prayer and spiritual renewal before the start of the working week. Some may like to just come, sit and enjoy the silence.
This simple service will be sung (or occasionally said) in the Quire or Lady Chapel at 6:30pm. Plainsong and other simple and quiet music will usually be offered. The first Sung Compline service will be on Sunday, September 12.