The Stewards of the Festival were responsible for organising the annual Festival at St Paul's Cathedral. In 1975, this task was taken over by the staff at Clergy Support Trust.
The historic title of Steward has been retained to ensure continuity. Today it allows supporters to demonstrate their support for the Festival, clergy families and the charity's work.
Stewards can choose to process at the start of the service, like the clergy, Masters/Prime Wardens/Upper Baliffs and other representatives of the City of London.
The next Clergy Support Trust Festival will be held for the 369th time, starting at 5pm, on Tuesday 7 May 2024.
You can apply to become a Steward for a minimum donation of £75 per year.
If you are a taxpayer, please consider filling out a Gift Aid form which will help us to reclaim 25p for every £1 you give.
When applying or renewing, you can request to process and choose whether to have your name printed in the order of service.