Join us for worship at St Paul’s Cathedral. Whether you prefer silent prayer, attending services or lighting a candle, all are welcome to worship here.
|8.00am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|5.10pm||Choral Evensong (Tuesday to Friday)|
Resumes on Tues 7 Feb 2023
|Evening Prayer in Simple English (Mondays during term-time)|
Resumes on Mon 6 Feb 2023
What to expect at our services
Choral or Sung Eucharist
A celebration of Holy Communion with a Sermon and hymns and choral music led by a Cantor or the Cathedral Choir and accompanied by our Cathedral Organ. Members of our congregation and community often contribute to the service by readings the lessons and leading the prayers. The service lasts around 1.15 hour.
The Eucharist is the same as Holy Communion, Mass or The Lord’s Supper, which are different ways of describing the same service. It is the service in which Christians follow Jesus’ command to his disciples to share bread and wine in remembrance of him. In the service:
- We gather as the church, the body of Christ
- We listen to God’s word
- We give thanks over bread and wine for all that Jesus has done and continues to do for us and remember the meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he died
- We are sent out to serve God’s world
All are welcome at the service, and if you don’t receive communion, you may still come forward to the Celebrant for a prayer of blessing at that point of the service.
Holy Communion (BCP)
A traditional Service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer (1662) with a Sermon and Hymn. The service lasts around 45 minutes.
A service of readings, prayers, a short address and Holy Communion led by a member of the Cathedral Clergy. The service lasts around 30 minutes.
A traditional Anglican service with music, prayer and scripture readings led by the Cathedral Choir. The service lasts around 30 minutes. On Sundays, this service includes a sermon and hymns.
Choral Evensong is a service sung in Anglican Cathedrals and Churches throughout the world. It is a quiet service of reflection at the end of the day. Sung by the minister and choir, Evensong invites us beyond ourselves and our daily troubles into the presence of God, giving us the space to pray for others, or, perhaps quite simply, to enable the beautiful music to wash over us.