We are still a worshipping community, despite not being able to physically meet and pray together. In these increasingly uncertain times, we recognise that now more than ever, people are looking for ways to engage with Cathedral worship. We will be live streaming a number of our services and will post reflections from members of our clergy on our YouTube channel and across FacebookTwitter and here on our webiste.

You are not Alone

The Church is a family. We pray for each other and care for each other. In the Church’s community there is no ‘distancing’ or ‘isolation’. We are the Church, not the building. Whilst the Cathedral may be closed, we are still a worshipping community, united by prayer in the Spirit, wherever we are.

"At the Cathedral we ask you to pray with us, even if for the time being you may not be physically able to join us. God bless you and keep you safe”. - The Very Rev'd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans

We hope that you will join us in spiritual communion with us, wherever you are, however you can.

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Mass on the Moon, October 2019

Abi, our Sub Dean reflects back on last year:

In October 2019 we launched our Space Voyage week with a Mass on the Moon. This film captures the service, and the collaboration of musicians from the choir of St Luke’s Chelsea and the band from Soul Survivor. We remembered the moment that Buzz Aldrin received Holy Communion shortly after having landed on the surface of the moon and we prayed for our damaged earth. Projected upon the figure of Christ hanging on the cross was an image of the world, spinning round and round... This time of fearful uncertainty has reminded me of this service, and the opportunity we shared to imagine we were standing upon the surface of the moon, gazing at the earth turning. It feels right now as if our lives are in free fall, and yet that image of the broken Saviour embracing the world is etched upon my mind. We’re all falling, says the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘but there is One who holds this falling infinitely softly in His hands.’