Our origins date back to 1655 when a group of sons of clergymen gathered for a service in St Paul’s Cathedral and a collection was taken for destitute clergy and their families.
Our Festival Service has continued each year since then and is now in its 365th year. It is an opportunity to give thanks to God for the work of the charity, which is to provide assistance to Anglican clergy and their families in times of need.
The Festival Service provides an occasion for bringing together representatives from the Church, City, commerce, public life and our supporters.
This 365th year our Festival Service will take place at St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 5pm.
This year's speaker will be the Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake, and there will be two visiting choirs in addition to the Choir of St Paul’s: