A unique blend of exceptional jazz rooted in the context of meditation and prayer. Jazz Evensong @ St Mary’s made its debut on June 11, 2023, and is now a regular fixture on the third Sunday of each month at 4:00pm. Each service features local jazz musicians combined with readings and prayers both ancient and modern.

Evolving out of two ancient services of prayer as the sun is setting—vespers and compline—the service of Evensong is an opportunity to put the events of the past day into perspective, to ground one’s body, mind and spirit in preparation for the restorative night of sleep, when in our dreaming, our subconscious will continue the creative work of making sense of our experiences.

Jazz, as Ken Burns says, is “a profound intersection of freedom and creativity”. So, whether you are a seasoned jazz lover or a newcomer to the genre, you will be sure to find something to speak to you at this unique and moving experience of making sense of your day. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this inspiring and intimate celebration of faith and music. All are welcome!

2023-24 Season at a glance