Worship

Worship
Today at the Cathedral View More
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong

Worship

St Paul’s Cathedral has been present on this site in one form or another for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, but its main purpose has always been a place of worship and prayer.

Our services always free for everyone to attend.

The building itself may speak to us of the greatness of God or the cleverness of human beings; but the heart of the Cathedral is its worshipping human community. Prayer and worship is central to our daily pattern and music is integral to this tradition and number of our services sung by the Cathedral Choir or visiting choirs from around the world.

To worship is to open ourselves to God: to give to God our time and attention, our hopes and our fears. We begin and end each day with worship and public prayer.
 
During the day at hourly prayers we invite our visitors to join in the Lord’s Prayer, in their own language, as they pause and pray. We give thanks together for all that is good, and we pray for others and ourselves. We give our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ, and through him we become children of God.
 
You are welcome to be present at any of our acts of worship. You can simply listen, or join in with us as much as you are able to do. Our prayer for you is that you may encounter and be transformed by the presence of God in Jesus Christ, here in St Paul’s Cathedral.
 
You can view and download our detailed service schedule to find out more service information including details of music and preachers.
 
Services - Monday to Saturday
7.30am Morning Prayer
8am Eucharist
12.30pm Eucharist
5pm Choral Evensong (occasionally said Evening Prayer)
Services - Sunday
8am Holy Communion
10.15am Mattins
11.30am Sung Eucharist
3.15pm Choral Evensong
6pm Eucharist
The times of our regular services occasionally need to change. Please check our calendar before you visit. View our accessibility information.

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The oil painting Poppies by Stanley Spencer is on display in the north transept of the cathedral. It is on loan from Newark Council until 18 November 2016. The 1938 work features as part of our First World War Commemorations. It specifically marks the centenary of the Battle...