Places of Worship: St Paul's Cathedral

The Highbury Centre’s location in leafy Highbury and Islington gives you the choice of plenty of local churches at which to worship, but many of our guests also choose to visit one of the capital’s iconic churches while they are with us. London is famed for its many beautiful and historical churches. Nicholas Hawskmoor designed a number of Baroque church buildings in the late 17th and early 18th century, surviving examples of which include Christ Church Spitalfields, St George’s Bloomsbury and St Anne’s Limehouse. Sir Christopher Wren was given the job of rebuilding 52 City churches after the Great Fire of London in 1666. His masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, is an iconic part of the London skyline and still a thriving place of worship, over 300 years after it was built.

From The Highbury Centre, you can jump on a bus to St Paul’s, or it’s a 20-minute Tube ride from Highbury & Islington station. Alternatively, just pick up the phone at our reception desk and you’ll be put straight through to Premier Cars who will happily drive you there.

A visit to St Paul’s on any day of the week is a real treat. It’s second only to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome in size with its magnificent Dome. If you want to book tickets to visit the Whispering Gallery, Crypt and Stone Gallery, you can beat the queues by clicking on this link:

On a Sunday, there are a number of services to choose from. Early birds can go to the 8.00 Communion, while at 10.15, there is a Mattins service. The Sung Eucharist is at 11.30, with the Choral Evensong at 3.15 and the Eucharist at 6.00. St Paul’s begins and ends each day with prayer. On the hour, there is an opportunity for visitors to join in the Lord’s Prayer in their own language.

Music is central to the worship at St Paul’s. The Cathedral choir and visiting choirs frequently sing at their services and there are concerts and musical events throughout the year. To find out more about what’s going on, click on this link:

St Paul’s was built to glorify the Lord and give His people a place to worship and praise Him, as we’re reminded in Psalm 96: “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day.”

23rd July 2019

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