Special Services


Every effort is made to keep this page up-to-date and the information accurate. However, before attending an event at the Cathedral it is always advisable to check dates and times with the Cathedral Office on 020 7367 6700 or the contact name given.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

11.00 Mothering Sunday: Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist with the distribution of flowers.
Lent Prose
Setting: Messe solonelle (Vierne)
Anthems: Ave Maria (Robert Parsons), Ave maris stella (Edvard Grieg), I got me flowers (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Saturday, 1 April 2017

15.00 Memorial Service for the Reverend Roly Bain

Sunday, 9 April 2017

11.00 Palm Procession and Choral Eucharist

The Proclamation of the Passion. Meet in Three Crown Square.
Setting: Missa Orbis factor (Plainsong)
Anthems: Hosanna to the Son of David (Thomas Weelkes), Crucifixus (Antonio Loti), God so loved the world (John Stainer)

15.00 Palm Sunday: Choral Evensong

with the Installation of Esther Mombo as Canon Theologian.
Responses: Byrd
Psalm: 80
Setting: Fauxbourdons (Morley)
Anthem: O Lord my God (Pelham Humfrey)

18.00 Outside the City

The Lent Installation this year has taken us into the shanty town, the favela. Jesus died outside the city wall in the abandoned places. This meditation led by the Dean will take us around the walls of Jerusalem and discover where Jesus is.

Monday, 10 April 2017

17.30 Holy Week Choral Evensong

Responses: Morley
Psalm: 25
Setting: Short service (Byrd)
Anthem: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Part 1) (Thomas Tallis)

18.30 Holy Week Supper

Further details and booking form via julie.dyg@southwark.anglican.org.

19.30 Holy Week Compline and Address

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

12.45 Holy Week Eucharist and Address

17.30 Holy Week Choral Evensong

Responses: Byrd
Psalm: 55 (12-23)
Setting: Short service (Causton)
Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris (Thomas Morley)

18.30 Holy Week Supper

Further details and booking form via julie.dyg@southwark.anglican.org.

19.30 Holy Week Compline and Address

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

12.45 Holy Week Eucharist and Address

17.30 Holy Week Choral Evensong

Men's voices
Responses: Plainsong
Psalm: 88
Setting: Tonus peregrines (Plainsong)
Anthem: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Part 2) (Thomas Tallis)

18.30 Holy Week Supper

Further details and booking form via julie.dyg@southwark.anglican.org.

19.30 Holy Week Compline and Address

Thursday, 13 April 2017

11.00 Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist

Setting: Messe solonnelle (Langlais)
Anthems: Timor et Tremor (Francis Poulenc), Ubi caritas (Maurice Durufle)

18.30 Commemoration of the Last Supper

with washing of feet followed by the Watch of the Passion until midnight.

Setting: Missa Brevis (Walton)
Anthems: Ubi caritas (Maurice Durufle), Christus factus est (Anton Bruckner)

Friday, 14 April 2017

10.15 Walk of Witness and Pop Up Church

Join our neighbours from Southbank Churches for this walk concluding with a service at Waterloo Station. Meet at Christ Church, Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NY.


More information via http://www.southbankchurches.org/.

12.00 Preaching of the Passion

13.30 Good Friday Liturgy

Setting: Wood in the Phyrgian mode
Anthems: St Crucifixus (Antonio Lotti)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

05.15 Dawn Service with Easter Liturgy

followed by breakfast. Contact julie.dyg@southwark.anglican.org if you want to stay for the breakfast.


President: The Bishop of Southwark

Preacher: The Dean

08.30 Morning Prayer

09.00 Eucharist with hymns

11.00 Choral Eucharist

Easter Anthems
Setting: Missa in tempore paschali (Philip Moore)
Anthems: Rise, heart, they Lord is risen (Ralph Vaughan Williams), This joyful Eastertide (arr Charles Wood), Hallelujah (Messiah) (G F Handel)

18.00 Compline

Friday, 21 April 2017

11.00 London Bridge Hospital - Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance

Everyone is welcome to attend this annual service for families of patients and staff; if you wish your loved one's name to be read, please contact bereavement@healthcare.hca.co.uk.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

08.15 Ascension Day Eucharist

12.15 Ascension Day Choral Eucharist

Thursday Singers
Setting: Stanford in B flat
Anthem: Lift your heads (J S Bach)

17.30 Ascension Day Choral Eucharist

Setting: Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo (Haydn)
Anthem: God is gone up (Gerald Finzi)

Friday, 26 May 2017

17.30 Eucharist - College of Canons

Men's voices
Setting: Three-part mass (Byrd)
Anthem: Viri Galilei (William Byrd)

Saturday, 3 June 2017

16.00 Diocesan Confirmation Service


Sunday, 4 June 2017

09.00 Pentecost Eucharist


11.00 Pentecost Choral Eucharist

Psalm: 104 (26-37)
Setting: Messa solonnelle (Langlais)
Anthems: Dum complementur (Giovanni de Palestrina), Come, Holy Ghost (Thomas Attwood)

15.00 Pentecost Solemn Evensong

Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 67
Setting: Brewer in D, Te Deum: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Anthem: The spirit of the Lord (Elgar)

18.00 Diocesan Pentecost Service

Join us as we celebrate mission and evangelism in the Diocese of Southwark. southwark.anglican.org/thykingdomcome

Sunday, 11 June 2017

09.00 Holy Trinity Said Eucharist


11.00 Holy Trinity Choral Eucharist

Psalm: 8
Setting: Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn)
Anthems: Alleluia, I heard a voice (Thomas Weelkes), God so loved the world (Stainer)

15.00 Holy Trinity Choral Evensong

Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 15
Setting: Wise in F
Anthem: Cherubic Hymn (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

17.30 Choral Evensong and Commemoration of Thomas Cure

Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 9 (1-12)
Setting: Stanford in B flat
Anthems: Ein feste Burg (J S Bach), If ye love me (Thomas Tallis)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

12.45 Corpus Christi Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of the day on which the Church gives thanks for the gift of the Eucharist.
Thursday Singers
Psalm: 78 (36-40)
Setting: Stanford in B flat
Anthem: Ave verum corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

16.00 Choral Evensong attended by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners

Choir of Wanstead Parish Church
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 24
Setting: Stanford in C
Anthem: Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

11.00 Choral Eucharist and Commemoration of Bernard Mizeke

followed by lunch in the nave. Preacher: The Bishop of Woolwich.
Psalm: 100
Setting: Darke in F
Anthems: A new song (James MacMillan), Listen, sweet dove (Grayston Ives)

Saturday, 1 July 2017

11.00 Diocesan Ordinations Service

Southwark Cathedral Singers
Setting: Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo (Haydn)
Anthem: Come, holy Ghost (Thomas Attwood)

Monday, 3 July 2017

17.30 Choral Evensong attended by the Worshipful Company of Launderers

Responses: Rawsthorne
Psalm: 139 (1-11)
Setting: Rawsthorne in D
Anthem: O may we soon again renew that song (Hubert Parry)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

19.00 St Christopher's Hospice 50th Anniversary Service of Celebration

More information on stchristophers.org.uk/celebrationservice.<br><br>Tickets via Southwark50@stchristophers.org.uk (max. two per person).

Saturday, 22 July 2017

13.00 Blessing and Celebration of Crossbones Garden

The Dean of Southwark Cathedral, the Very Revd. Andrew Nunn, conducts a blessing of Crossbones Garden of Remembrance, followed by a performance and picnic for St Mary Magdalene Day. 1pm Procession from Southwark Cathedral You can join the procession on the west side of the Cathedral, or gather to greet them at Crossbones Garden. 1.30pm An 'Act of Regret, Remembrance, Restoration' A service in the garden for St Mary Magdalene and the women who worked in brothels licensed by the church yet were buried in the unconsecrated Crossbones Graveyard. 2pm Performance - John Constable & Michelle Watson poems and songs from The Southwark Mysteries, inspired by Crossbones Graveyard and dedicated to Mary Magdalene, followed by poems and songs by Friends of Crossbones. 3pm Picnic in Crossbones Garden to celebrate St Mary Magdalene's Feast Day - and John's 65th Birthday! Refreshments provided. Please bring snacks and drinks to share, and leave the garden as you find it. Presented by Friends of Crossbones in association with Southwark Cathedral supported by Bankside Open Space Trust (BOST)