Services & Events

Worship
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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

Services & Events

Unless stated, all services and events during Advent and Christmas are free and unticketed.
Doors open one hour before the published start times.
Many of the services are popular and unfortunately we are often unable to accommodate all who wish to join us.
We advise early arrival, especially on December 17 and 24.


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Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November
6pm - Advent Procession
One of the year’s most dramatic services as a procession moves from darkness to light. Words and music focus on the Advent theme of light in darkness, hope in despair, and a new relationship with God in Christ. Sung by the Cathedral Choir.



Wednesday 2 December
6.30pm – Messiah George Frideric Handel

The Cathedral Choir and Chorus perform Handel’s perennial favourite with the City of London Sinfonia. Conducted by Andrew Carwood.


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Sunday 6 December
1pm - Sunday Forum: Malcolm Guite - Waiting on the Word

Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ at Christmas. But while all around us the world speeds up in pre-Christmas rush, it can be difficult to find a place for stillness and contemplation. Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions for every day in Advent and Christmas.



Tuesday 8 December
6.30pm - St Paul’s Adult Learning: Light in the Darkness - A Good Christmas

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will explore the meanings of Christmas, the darkness and strangeness of the story at the beginning of our faith as well as its message of eternal joy and hope.
For free ticket information please visit www.stpauls.co.uk/goodchristmas


 
Saturday 12 December
5pm - Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten

The ever-popular work for boys’ voices and harp, performed by the Choristers of St Paul’s and Sioned Williams. Motets sung by the Vicars Choral and readings for Advent.
 
 

Thursday 17 December
6.30pm - A Celebration of Christmas

Celebrity readers join the Cathedral Choir and City of London Sinfonia for this popular annual celebration. Music conducted by Andrew Carwood.

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Saturday 19 December
11am - Family Carols
Enjoy Christmas favourites in a service lasting 45 minutes, sung by the chamber choir, Cantate. Children especially welcome.



Sunday 20 December
3.15pm – Choral Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir. Followed by the blessing of the crib and the lighting of the Christmas trees.



Wednesday 23 December
4pm - Christmas Carol Service

Sung by the Cathedral Choir.
 


Thursday 24 December, Christmas Eve
4pm - Christmas Carol Service

Sung by the Cathedral Choir.

11.30pm - Midnight Eucharist
The First Eucharist of Christmas with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir. The Bishop of London will preside and the Dean of St Paul’s will preach.



Friday 25 December, Christmas Day
8am - Holy Communion

Book of Common Prayer.

8.45am - Morning Prayer

11am - Sung Eucharist

The principal service of the day with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir. The Bishop of London will preside and preach..

3.15pm - Festal Evensong
The traditional choral service with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir.



Saturday 26 December
5pm – Evening Prayer with Carols

For the Feast of St Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr



Sunday 27 December
Sunday services as usual.



Monday 28 December
5pm – Evening Prayer with Carols

For the Feast of the Holy Innocents


 

Wednesday 6 January, The Feast of the Epiphany
5pm – Sung Eucharist



Sunday 10 January
6pm - La Nativité du Seigneur Olivier Messiaen

Messiaen’s organ meditation on the mystery of the birth of Christ, interspersed with readings and prayers. Performed by Peter Holder.



Sunday 17 January
Sunday services as usual, including:
3.15pm - Epiphanytide Procession
We celebrate the revelation of Christ to the world through the visit of the Magi to the infant Christ, his Baptism and his first miracle at the wedding at Cana in Galilee, in words and music. Sung by the Cathedral Choir.



Saturday 23 January, The Conversion of St Paul
4.30pm - St Paul’s Patronal Eucharist


 

Tuesday 2 February, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
5pm - Sung Eucharist