The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Celtic Vespers

St. James' Episcopal Church, Glastonbury
St. James' Episcopal Church, 2584 Main Street, Glastonbury

Celtic Vespers will be offered on Sunday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. The non-denominational candlelight service features prayers and music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. Most recently held at St. Mary’s, Manchester, we are excited to present this service here at St. James’.

Instrumentalists are Wild Notes (Kasha Breau – harp; John Kalinowski - concertina & accordion; and Mickey Koth - fiddle, flute, recorder & whistle). Volunteers from the Adult choir will help lead the singing.

Christianity flourished throughout the British Isles for many centuries emphasizing a sense of God’s nearness and the love of creation as God’s gift. Nature, the wild and elemental were reminders of that gift. Many believe features of Celtic spirituality may be a way to inform and renew contemporary Christianity.

Vespers or Evening Prayer is deemed “Celtic” more by the spirit of the liturgy than any formal form. This vesper service, steeped in tradition, invites one to enter into a place of quiet, prayer and reflection and offers an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance.

Please invite your families, friends and neighbors to join you as together we seek a sense of wholeness and peace in these turbulent times. Reception follows the service.