Evensong Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ludgate Hill, The City, London 51.513805 -0.098393
Dates & Time:
Every day
Usually 5 PM to 5.45 PM (Mon-Sat), and 3.15 PM to 4 PM (Sun)
Note: Evensong will sometimes be replaced by Evening Prayer instead (a spoken service), and you should check your date on the St. Paul's website to be sure
Tickets & Cost:
Free to attend the mass, but you will need to buy a ticket to see the rest of the Cathedral (which you will have to do before the mass, as the Cathedral shuts straight after)
The contact number for St. Paul’s Cathedral is +44 (0) 207 246 8348
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You don't have to be religious to enjoy a choral service at St. Paul's Cathedral. We recommend attending the daily Evensong, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.

You will enter the Cathedral through the main door, and then proceed up the Nave to the seats. You will have a short time to walk around the cathedral and admire the architecture, but mass-goers will not be able to enter the galleries or proceed beyond the central dome (you will have to buy a sightseeing ticket for that). A small part of the Crypt should also be open, where they have a restaurant and a shop -- but not the part that contains the famous tombs.

The mass is very traditional, with readings and prayers. During term-time the Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral choir, but during the holidays a visiting choir might take their place.

Craig has attended this mass himself, and thinks that is definitely worth doing. At the very least, it's a good way of seeing inside the Cathedral for free. But the part you see is very limited, so it doesn't compare with a proper tour. Have a read of the review on his blog, so you can see what it's like. You might like to read his review of St. Paul's Cathedral too, to compare. If you end up enjoying this service, then you might want to check out the Evensong at Westminster Abbey as well.

Note: There is no specific dress code inside the Cathedral, but you are asked to dress in a respectful manner.

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 Guest – “What time is the Evensong Mass, please?”

Admin – “the time is shown in the 'Dates & Time' box on the event page -- it's usually 5 PM to 5.45 PM (Mon-Sat), and 3.15 PM to 4 PM (Sun) you might want to check your date on the calendar on the St. Paul's website to be sure, because they sometimes have other services and events on (link is in the 'Dates & Time' box as well)”

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