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The Passion Story read from the King James Bible
by several readers 17.4.2011
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Lent Evensongs in 2018 are a fresh look at Grace, Sin, Glory, Sacrifice, Hope and Salvation with visiting speakers click here

18 February Hambleden 'Grace' - The Venerable Guy Elsmore - Archdeacon of Buckingham listen again

25 February Medmenham 'Sin' - The Revd Dr Stephen Cherry - Dean of King's College, Cambridge listen again

4 March Frieth 'Glory' - Sister Frances Dominica - Member of the Society of All Saints Sisters of the Poor
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11 March Turville 'Sacrifice' - The Revd Professor Frances Young - Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham
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18 March Fawley 'Hope' - Revd Canon Brian Mountford - Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford listen again

25 March Fingest 'Salvation' - Revd Dr Joanna Collicutt - Karl Jaspers Lecturer, Psychology and Spirituality, Rippon College, Cuddesdon listen again


Lent Evensongs in 2017 are a reflection on the hymn 'My song is love unknown' by Revd Stephen Southgate

5 March Frieth listen again part 1,
                                         part 2

12 March Hambleden listen again

19 March Fawley listen again

26 March Fingest listen again

2 April Medmenham listen again
this is in 5 small reflections

9 April Turville listen again


My song is love unknown,
my Saviour's love to me,
love to the loveless shown
that they might lovely be.
O who am I
that for my sake
my Lord should take
frail flesh and die?

He came from his blest throne
salvation to bestow,
but men made strange, and none
the longed-for Christ would know.
But O my friend,
my friend indeed,
who at my need,
his life did spend.

Sometimes they strew his way,
and his strong praises sing,
resounding all the day
hosannas to their King.
Then "Crucify!"
is all their breath,
and for his death
they thirst and cry.
Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
he gave the blind their sight.
Sweet injuries!
Yet they at these
themselves displease,
and 'gainst him rise.

They rise, and needs will have
my dear Lord made away;
a murderer they save,
the Prince of Life they slay.
Yet steadfast he
to suffering goes,
that he his foes
from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
my Lord in earth might have;
in death, no friendly tomb
but what a stranger gave.
What may I say?
Heaven was his home;
but mine the tomb
wherein he lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
no story so divine:
never was love, dear King,
never was grief like thine.
This is my friend,
in whose sweet praise
I all my days
could gladly spend.



Lent Evensongs in 2016 are on the theme Blessed Living, the Beatitudes for today click here
14 February Frieth Blessed are the pure in spirit, the meek and the pure in heart Speaker The Revd Canon Angela Tilby – Canon Christchurch Cathedral  listen again

21 February  Medmenham Blessed are the persecuted and the peacemakers Speaker Jeremy Moodey – CEO of Embrace the Middle East  listen again

28 February Hambleden  Blessed are the merciful  Speaker The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John – Dean of St Albans Cathedral  listen again

6 March  ‘Oasis’ Fingest  Blessed are those who mourn  Speaker The Revd Canon Dr Margaret Whipp – Chaplain at Churchill Hospital  listen again

13 March  Turville  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness  Speaker The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham  listen again

20 March Fawley  Gospel reading of the Passion story                                  


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