The 370th Festival will be held on Tuesday 13 May 2025

The Festival is a unique and extraordinary event. It celebrates the work of the Trust and the clergy families we serve, with our generous supporters.

The Service at St Paul's Cathedral is the oldest choral festival in the world. It is free and open to everyone and brings together three of the UK’s finest cathedral choirs every year.

The 369th Festival was held on Tuesday 7 May 2024. Details of the choir and preacher for next year will be released in due course.

A bird's eye view, taken from the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, of the three combined choirs performing together in a semi-circle formation.

St Paul's Cathedral Map


  • Doors open at 4.00pm, entering by the West Doors.
    Please be seated by 4.45pm when the processions start.
  • The service will last approximately an hour.
  • The service is ticketed, which will be required for entry.
  • Photography is not permitted within the Cathedral.
  • Security bag-checking will be in operation. Personal items must be kept with you at all times. There is no cloakroom facility.
    If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us after you have booked to ensure easy access.
  • If you need to cancel, please contact us to release the space.

The Procession

The Service includes a majestic procession of Bishops, senior clergy, Masters of Livery Companies, representatives of the City of London, Stewards of the Festival and other dignitaries down the central aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral.

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