Preachers

2001 – Archbishop of Wales, Rowan Williams
2002 – Dean of Windsor, David Conner
2003 – Bishop of Truro, Bill Ind
2004 – Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams
2005 – Revd Angela Tilby
2006 – Bishop of Lincoln, John Saxbee  
2007 – Bishop of Reading, Stephen Cottrell
2008 – Dean of St Paul’s, Graeme Knowles
2009 – Dean of Southwark, Colin Slee
2010 – Archbishop of Armagh, Alan Harper
2011 – Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan
2012 – Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, David Chillingworth
2013 – Bishop of Norwich, Graham James
2014 – Dean of St Paul’s, David Ison
2015 – Dean of York, Vivienne Faull
2016 – Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby
2017 – Archbishop of York, John Sentamu
2018 – Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally (sermon)
2019 – Dean of Gloucester, Stephen Lake (sermon)

Choirs

St Paul's Cathedral choir has been joined each year by other choirs, principally from cathedrals:

2000 – St Albans and Temple Church
2001 – Carlisle and St George's Chapel, Windsor
2002 – Newcastle and Chapel Royal, St James's Palace
2003 – Ely and Hereford
2004 – Wells, plus representatives from various cathedral choirs
2005 – York and New College Oxford
2006 – Derby and Winchester
2007 – Guildford and Oxford Christ Church
2008 – Truro and Leeds
2009 – Exeter and Salisbury
2010 – Lincoln and Westminster Abbey
2011 – Edinburgh and Worcester
2012 – Bristol and Southwell & Nottingham
2013 – Norwich and Tewkesbury Abbey
2014 – Leeds and Peterborough
2015 – Manchester and Portsmouth
2016 – Birmingham and St Edmundsbury & Ipswich
2017 – Chester and Chichester
2018 – Chelmsford and Gloucester
2019 – Canterbury and Coventry

Please note: We are working on the longer history of choir participation in the Festival and will update this page. If you notice any errors or omissions please contact us.