Choral Evensong exploring the Music of Saint Mary on our Patronal Festival
Sunday August 15th at 6:00
Evensong in St Mary Bradoc is a tiny fragment of something else; it is a part of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the day and night, in every part of the world.
The second lesson maybe read by a lector from our companion church of the Transfiguration in Braddock Heights, Maryland, USA. This is a result of the ‘Saints Way’ initiative by Bishop Philip to set up warm and meaningful international links.
When you come to Evensong here, it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and Gods people which began on this site over 1,400 years ago, long before we were born, and which will continue long after the end of our lives. So, do not be surprised or disturbed if there are some things which you do not understand straight away. For an hour, you step into the continual stream of worship which is being offered today and which will be offered to the end of time. You are one with those who worship here on earth and in heaven.
Our evensong is taken from the Book of Common Prayer and features the music of the great Cathedral Choirs
Our music tonight features composers who have written music to the Glory of Saint Mary with settings by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.
From the time of the Bronze age through the time of Christ our tin trade routes visited Spain, North Africa and Palestine stretched from the Fowey river taking tin and copper to those countries and bring goods back to our parish.