Here you can find Sermons from some of the special and civic services - including Holy Week and Easter and Carol services - which take place at the Cathedral

Ascension Day

Behold, the Highest, parting hence away, Lightens the dark clouds, which He treads upon; Nor doth He by ascending show alone, But first He, and He first enters the way.

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The Funeral Service of PC Keith Palmer

In the shadow of one of the world’s best known clocks, in the shadow of a tower from which the chimes announce the passing of the hours and the days and the years, bells which herald news and mark new beginnings, Keith died, doing his duty and it was as if in that moment the clocks stopped

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Evensong with the Installation of Ecumenical Canons

It is a very great honour, on behalf of the Church of England in South London and East Surrey and all the parishes of the Diocese, which this Cathedral serves, to be able to pay tribute to four brothers and one sister in Christ newly installed as Ecumenical Canons.

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The Blessing of the Bells

‘High up in the steeple of an old church, far above the light and murmur of the town and far below the flying clouds that shadow it, is the wild and dreary place at night: and high up in the steeple of an old church, dwelt the Chimes I tell of'

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Christmas Day 2016

I love Christmas, I mean I really love Christmas, but even so, in the run up to this great day, there’s one question I cannot bear – ‘What do you want for Christmas?’

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A Celebration of Shakespeare in Southwark

On the third day of Christmas in the year 1598 with the snow falling, Shakespeare’s business partners accompanied by the most experienced theatrical carpenter in London, Peter Street, set about dismantling their Theatre in Shoreditch.

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