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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Cathedral closes

St Paul's marks Disabled Access Day with a series of tours and events

People of all ages and with disabilities of any kind are being encouraged to visit St Paul's this January, as the Cathedral takes part in Disabled Access Day.
On the first day of its kind in the UK, landmarks, venues and attractions, including St Paul's, will put on special events and tours for children and adults throughout the day on Saturday, 17 January.
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
Doors open for sightseeing from 8.30am - 4pm
Entry for anyone disabled and their helper/carer/friend free all day
Entry at North Transept after 9.45am  (before that, entry via main west end doors with accessible entrance via South Churchyard)
St Paul’s has long been concerned about access for all, shown in its lifts, ramps, guided touch tours, audio description guides, British Sign Language multimedia tours, audio induction loop, the work of the Schools & Families department and the recent appointment of a new accessibility advisor.
But this day, organised by a group of disabled people, will give the Cathedral a chance to put people with all disabilities right at the heart of activities, both for sightseeing and worship.
8.30am Main west doors open for sightseeing (until 9.45am, accessible entry via South Churchyard)
9.45am North Transept doors open
10am Guided tour
10.30am Touch tour for those with visual impairments
11am Majestic Mosaic tour and workshop for children (accompanied by adult)*
11am  Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)
Midday Guided tour
12.30pm Short talk
12.30pm Lunchtime Eucharist (all welcome to attend and receive Communion)
1pm Guided tour
1pm Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)
1.30pm Majestic Mosaic tour and workshop for children (accompanied by adult)*
1.30pm Touch tour for those with visual impairments
1.30pm Short talk
2pm Guided tour
3pm Guided tour
3pm Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)
3pm Short talk
4pm  Last entry for sightseeing
4.30pm Cathedral closes for sightseeing
5pm Choral Evensong, sung by the full Cathedral Choir
*Majestic Mosaics tours must be booked in advance by emailing Donna McDowell at
Guided tours, short talks, Majestic Mosaic tours and Meet Sir Christopher Wren tours are designed for all people, regardless of ability or disability.
No booking is required to visit on the day, but if you are planning to come as a group of 6+ or are intending to attend Evensong, please email Lynn Johnson -
Lynn Johnson, Visits Manager at St Paul’s, said: “When Sir Christopher Wren was designing St Paul’s, the concept of accessibility was still centuries away. But in recent times, we have worked incredibly hard to be inclusive of all people and this Disabled Access Day will give us the chance to show people they should not be nervous or intimidated about visiting us, whether as a sightseer or worshipper.
“We are truly excited about this special day and hope it’s something we can be involved with for many years to come.”