As we enter Lent we will hold a short service of Compline at 9.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These will be live streamed from our Facebook page.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is, above all, a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. If the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed.

During each service a special chant is sung “Before the ending of the day” – you can hear it below.

You can download a copy of the order of service from this link. Compline Generic Christ Church 2021 v1

You can watch Compline on Facebook by following the link below