Londoners are being encouraged to join this year’s Easter celebrations which will include concerts, displays talks and storytelling sessions as well as the weekend’s traditional services.
The iconic St Paul’s Cathedral has a range of family-themed initiatives planned, including storytelling sessions (11th-18th April) focusing on characters from the Cathedral’s history including Sir Christopher Wren, Florence Nightingale, Admiral Nelson and the Fire Watchers who saved the Cathedral during the Blitz.
Bishop Michael Colclough, Canon Pastor says the session, along with daily mosaic-making workshops “are an imaginative and exciting way for families to not only discover St Paul’s Cathedral but also to learn more about the Easter story.”
On Easter Monday (13th April) Trafalgar Square’s St Martin-in-the-Fields will host a performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Belmont Ensemble of London and English Chamber Choir, ticket prices start at £6.00.
Taking place on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death on 14th April there will be another performance of Messiah at Westminster Abbey, where Handel is buried, which will aksi be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, 90-93 FM. Tickets range from £10 to £50.
During Holy Week there will be lectures at Southwark Cathedral led by Jeremy Akerman and Matilda Pye entitled Journeys in the Ordinary and a series of talks at Westminster Abbey will explore The Trinity and the Mystery of God, The Bible and the Mystery of God and The Cross and the Mystery of God.