St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
The service will come live from St Paul's and then be available on the BBC website and is a rare opportunity for the full Cathedral Choir to be
heard outside the walls of the Cathedral.
Order of service: Introit
My lovely one, Gerald Finzi (1901-56) Welcome
given by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer Responses
Kenneth Leighton (1929-88), led by The Reverend Rosemary Morton, Minor Canon and Succentor Psalm
88, chant: Joseph Barnby (1838-96) First Lesson
Isaiah 61. 1-9, read by Gavin Ralston, Lay Canon Magnificat
Giles Swayne (b.1946) Second Lesson
Luke 7. 18-30, read by The Reverend Christine McSpadden, Associate Priest Nunc Dimittis
Gustav Holst (1874-934) Anthem
Benedictus, Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Prayers
led by The Reverend Rosemary Morton, Minor Canon and Succentor Hymn
Hail to the Lord's Annointed, tune: Crüger Blessing
given by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer Voluntary
Offrande et Alléluia final from Livre du Saint Sacrement, Olivier Messiaen (1908-92), played by Simon Johnson, Organist
Once again, the Cathedral will be asking its social media communities to tell us where in the world they are listening from, so an interactive map
can be plotted and posted on the St Paul's website. In 2014 five continents were represented, with listeners from the USA to Uganda; Belgium to
All the relevant links will be posted on the Cathedral's website and through its Facebook
and Twitter channels closer to the broadcast date.
Everyone is also invited to attend the service in the Cathedral, and are asked to arrive and be seated by 3.15pm at the very latest.