From one of our friends-
As some of you know, I attend Sheffield Cathedral every now and then for Evensong. Whatever your take on the Anglican church, this service is sublime: one of our city’s most atmospheric buildings, readings from the
St James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer and an excellent choir.
I’ve been saying for years that it’s the best free gig in town.
There’s no need to join in, you can sit at the back and wallow. Sadly however, the 2 evenings I’ve been this week, I’ve been the only person there; there were fifteen in the choir last night, singing just to me –
and now I’m away to Spain for a week and fearful they’ll be singing to the stained glass and the silence.
If you might consider going – it’s 5.45, Tuesday to Friday in term time, lasts half an hour – pick up an order of service in the foyer or just sit at the back in quiet contemplation.