From the Revd R. J. Avent
Sir, — In the article on Patrick Gale (Features, 19 June), he was quoted as saying: “Choral evensong is one of the cornerstones of English culture. It’s one of our great artefacts.” I am sure most Anglicans would agree, but I have often wondered whether Common Worship: Daily Prayer has been set to music, and whether there is any cathedral that sings Evening Prayer acording to this rite.
It may be objected that the language is not as beautiful, but it is contemporary, and the service is liturgically much richer. There seems to me to be a great opportunity here to enrich Anglican worship.
RAYMOND J. AVENT
Gloucestershire GL55 6DE