St Paul’s Cathedral will hold a special service to mark the Platinum Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of Her Majesty The Queen on February 6th 2022 at 4pm.
The festival service of Choral Evensong will be held in the presence of dignitaries and diplomatic representatives of Commonwealth and other nations and members of the many organisations for whom The Queen is Patron.
The Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, who will lead and preach at the service, said:
“We come together with thanksgiving for the long and faithful service of Her Majesty the Queen. During her seventy years of leadership, Queen Elizabeth II has shown what it means to live life in the strength that faith in Christ can give. Our worship will enable us to celebrate her example, and give thanks for her leadership, and to pray for her, Prince Charles and the Royal Family.”
Attendance at the service will be open to all, subject to any COVID-19 restrictions at the time.
In 2022, The Queen will become the first Monarch of the United Kingdom to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee marking seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when she was 25 years old.
The Queen first visited St Paul’s Cathedral in 1954, following her coronation, and has been a regular visitor and worshipper to the Cathedral her subsequent visits to Melbourne.
For those unable to attend the service in-person, a live stream will be available to watch here: