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.

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)

Thursday, 7 September 2017

17.30 Evensong attended by The Children’s Society

Hymns and organ.
No choir.
Ferial responses, hymns and metrical canticles 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

11.00 Patronal Festival Choral Eucharist

Eucharist celebrating the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our patron saint, with the Admission and Re-dedication of Stewards.
Psalm: 45 (10-end)
Setting: Spatzenmesse (Mozart)
Anthems: Ave Maria (Robert Parsons), I sing of a maiden (Lennox Berkeley)

Monday, 11 September 2017

14.30 Memorial Service for Canon Roy White

Sunday, 24 September 2017

09.00 Eucharist

Preacher: The Reverend Rachel Mann, Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in South Manchester

11.00 Choral Eucharist

Preacher: The Reverend Rachel Mann, Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in South Manchester
Psalm: 63 (1-4; 6-9)
Setting: Missa in tempore paschali (Philip Moore)
Anthems: How lovely are the messengers (Felix Mendelssohn), Justorum animae (Charles Villiers Stanford)

15.00 Choral Evensong and Procession to Lancelot Andrewes’ Tomb

Responses: Rose
Psalm: 1
Setting: Sumsion in A
Anthem: Give us the wings of faith (Ernest Bulloch)

Friday, 29 September 2017

12.45 St Michael and All Angels Choral Eucharist

Thursday Singers
Psalm: 103 (19-end)
Setting: Stanford in B flat
Anthem: So they gave their bodies (Peter Aston)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

15.00 Choral Evensong and Installation of new Canons

Responses: Rose
Psalm: 124
Setting: Jackson in G
Anthem: Blessed city (Edward Bairstow)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

10.30 Southwark Black History Month: Art, Culture and Representation

Including a service of thanksgiving, an art exhibition and workshops led by renowned artists, curators and art historians, this event will offer
a historical engagement and contemporary contextualisation of the way in which ‘Art, Culture and Representation’ is important in the lives of BAME people, and contributes to spiritual wellbeing and a sense of belonging.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

18.00 Annual Readers’ Service

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

15.30 Evensong – Broadcast live by BBC Radio 3

Please note that there will be no evening service at 5.30pm. Members of the congregation should arrive by 3.00pm.
Responses: Rawsthorne
Psalm: 59; 60; 61
Setting: Rawsthorne in D
Anthems: Like as the hart (Noel Rawsthorne), Blest pair of sirens (Hubert Parry)

Sunday, 15 October 2017

11.00 Choral Eucharist with the Ministry of Healing at St Lukestide

Psalm: 23
Setting: Missa Brevis 'Awake, my soul' (Judith Bingham)
Anthems: Greater Love (John Ireland), Like as the hart (Noel Rawsthorne)

Friday, 20 October 2017

19.00 Guy’s and St Thomas’ Palliative Care Memorial Service

Service for bereaved relatives, friends and carers known to GSTT Palliative Care.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

12.30 Apple Day

Harvest Celebration in Borough Market following the Choral Eucharist.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

15.00 Cantata Evensong for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Incorporating Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (BWV 180) by Johann Sebastian Bach this service commemorates Martin Luther and his 95 theses which set off profound and longlasting change not only in the church but in Europe’s social and political landscape.
Responses: Shephard
Psalm: 119 (89-96)
Anthem: Schmucke dich, O liebe Seele (BWV 180) (J S Bach)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

17.30 Evensong for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

This service celebrates the day Martin Luther nailed his theses to the doors of Wittenberg’s churches, a publication that would set off profound and longlasting change not only in the church but in Europe’s social and political landscape.
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 1
Setting: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Anthem: Give us the wings of faith (Ernest Bullock)