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New Lord Mayor of London blessed at St Paul's

The new Lord Mayor of London has been blessed at St Paul's at the start of his year in office.

Alan Yarrow was given the blessing by the Dean of St Paul's, The Very Reverend David Ison, as his grand carriage passed the Cathedral as part of the Lord Mayor's Show Day parade on Saturday 8 November.
Each year Lord Mayor's Show Day sees St Paul's open its doors to all visitors without a sightseeing charge and the Cathedral's Music department put on a show for visitors.

This year comic actor and impressionist, Alistair McGowan, narrated the story of Peter and the Wolf, with Prokofiev's famous music arranged for organ and percussion.

McGowan brought all the famous characters to life, in voices that sounded a lot like Peter Capaldi, Alan Shearer, Jo Brand and Alan Carr.

Many thousands of people passed through the doors during the day, many of who stayed close to the Cathedral for a fireworks display in the evening.