Compline

Compline Service, Sundays at 8 p.m.

Compline is the last of the daily offices chanted by monks before retiring for the evening. This venerable service is offered every Sunday evening at 8 p.m. by the Compline Choir under the direction of Music Director David Stevens.

Initiated in 1986 by former music director Les Martin, Compline is a short, meditative service chanted by a choir of anywhere between eight to eighteen experienced singers. Several of these singers have been with the choir since its inception. The music consists of Gregorian and Sarum chant melodies, Elizabethan and Tudor motets, and a variety of contemporary hymns. The congregation sits quietly in the candlelit and incensed Historic Church, participating through silent prayer and meditation.

The service lasts approximately a half-hour. All are welcome to attend regardless of your religious affiliation. Dress is “come-as-you-are” casual.

On the first Sunday of each month, the Compline Choir and attendees gather in Sumners Hall after the service for a reception and an opportunity to have fellowship together.

Compline Choir

To schedule an audition for the Compline Choir, please contact Director of Music David Stevens.

Learn more about Compline on the St. David’s Compline Facebook page.