PEOPLE & CULTURE
christmas at st. paul's
Go behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral for their most magical time of year – Christmas.
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Films of Record/Zinc Media
Episode InformationWe go behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral for their most magical time of year – Christmas. What’s it like for the people who make the magic happen and how do they cater for the 45,000 visitors that come through the cathedral’s doors during the festive season? Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London destroyed its predecessor, St Paul’s Cathedral is known as the Nation’s Church and has become an iconic symbol of London - home to the royal wedding of Charles and Diana, Winston Churchill’s funeral, and the Queen’s 90th Birthday Service. Every Christmas, the cathedral puts on a magnificent array of 17 special services and concerts from the Advent Procession to carol concerts, Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself. We’re there to watch as the spectacular events of the festive season unfold, and we go behind the scenes as the Christmas trees are winched into place and the golden copes are repaired. From the clergy to the choirboys, we discover the gargantuan efforts that go into making Christmas happen at St Paul’s and meet the dedicated people who turn these traditions into a reality.