Liturgy Horarium

The monks’ typical timetable of worship, we call it the ‘liturgy horarium’, varies from day to day:

Sunday

7.40   Lauds
10.30 Community Mass: accompanied by the Ealing Abbey Choir in term time
12.45  Sext
18.00 Vespers
19.30 Compline

Monday to Friday

6.00   Matins
7.00   Community Mass
7.40   Lauds
9.00   Terce
12.45  Sext
16.00  None
18.35  Vespers
20.00 Compline

Saturday
6.30   Matins
7.40   Lauds
9.00   Terce, followed by  9.15  Community Mass
12.45  Sext
16.00  None
17.30  Vespers
20.00 Sunday Vigil

Sext and None are usually sung in St Rupert’s Chapel inside the monastery enclosure and so only resident guests may attend these offices. Members of the public are very welcome to join the monks in reserved seating in the monastic choir in the Abbey Church for Matins, Lauds, Terce, Vespers and Compline. We ask guests to accompany the chant with a very light voice in order not to affect the speed and rhythm established by the monks.

Feast Days and Solemnities: Vespers is sung from the Antiphonale Monasticum

Holy Week and Easter: Special timetable

© Ealing Abbey, copyright, 22 March 2014