Explore the Cathedral

History
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ASH WEDNESDAY
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
10:15am Meditation with address
11:15am Meditation with Address
12:30pm Sung Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
3:15pm Meditation with Address
4:00pm Evening Prayer
5:00pm Sung Eucharist with imposition of Ashes

Explore the Cathedral

There are many different parts of the Cathedral for you to discover, from the underground Crypt to the Golden Gallery, 111 metres above London. This section will take you around each section of the Cathedral. Just select the area you would like to visit from the drop-down menu below.

The High Altar


The High Altar

The present high altar dates from 1958 and is made of marble and carved and gilded oak. It features a magnificent canopy based on a sketch by Christopher Wren, but which wasn't built in his time. It replaced a large Victorian marble altar and screen, which were damaged by a bomb strike in WW2, which destroyed a large part of the east end of the Cathedral.