369th Clergy Support Trust Festival Service and Dinner
7 May @ 17:00 - 18:00
The 369th Clergy Support Trust Festival Service brings together three world-class choirs under the magnificent dome of St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 7 May 2024, 5pm.
In 1655, concerned with the welfare of clergy, their children and widows, livery and merchants of the City of London held a Festival to raise funds to support them. 369 years later, a great deal has changed, but Clergy Support Trust’s mission to serve those who serve remains the same. In 2023, we supported over 2,700 clergy households, including 1 in 5 of all serving Church of England clergy. The Festival Service is a key staple in the Trust’s history, livery history and choral music tradition, with composers such as Edward Elgar composing arrangements specifically for our Service (‘Give unto the Lord’, 1914).
This year, Durham Cathedral Choir and Rochester Cathedral Choirs join St Paul’s Cathedral Choir in a majestic act of worship. We are delighted to welcome The Most Revd Andrew John, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Bangor, to give the sermon. Livery Masters are invited to process down the aisle as part of the Service.
You can now book your free tickets for the Service at www.clergysupport.org.uk/festival. For those who’d like to join us for our Festival Dinner, a two-course buffet with wine at the beautiful Plaisterers’ Hall venue, you can book your £75 tickets through the same link.
Check on the organiser’s website that dates and times are correct.