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London churches come to St Paul’s for Patron Saint celebration
31 January 2013
Worshippers from across the Diocese of London have gathered in St Paul’s for a special Eucharist to celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul.
Over 200 families with children of all ages took part in the art and craft activities, and the Cathedral's south transept was transformed into a fun, activity area. Groups of children enjoyed hearing stories of ship wreck, letter writing and martyrdom told by Schools & Families Department Assistant, Stephen Spencer. Also in the side aisles were actors portraying Sir Christopher Wren and Florence Nightingale, who has a memorial here in the Cathedral crypt.
Children also created three colourful, giant banners that were later carried in the opening procession of the Eucharist, and pupils from St Paul’s CE School, Whitechapel, also presented a piece of drama based on St Paul’s famous letter to the Corinthians about the meaning of love.
Janet Marshall, Head of Schools & Families at St Paul’s, said: "It was a fantastic day - a massive team effort thanks to the hard work of our team and volunteers. This occasion is a great way to celebrate both our faith and the missionary zeal of the saint who gives us our name and our amazing Cathedral. It was also a chance for parishes from the Diocese to take over and enjoy their Cathedral for the day."