Monday, June 13, 2016

Virtual Paul's Cross and the Great Fire Anniversary

St Paul's Cathedral has organized a series of events in observance of the 350th anniversary 0f the Great Fire of London. 

This series of events started this past May, and runs through April of 2017. 

The full list of events is here:

If you look carefully at the cathedral's page, you will see the image above, familiar to us as one of the Virtual Paul's Cross website images,  constructed by Joshua Stephens and rendered by Jordan Gray.

Events of special interest on the cathedral's calendar of Great Fire Anniversary events are the following: 

From August 2016
The Out of the Fire exhibition: A display on St Paul’s before, during and after the Great Fire. Discover evocative objects and experience the award-winning high-definition Resurgam film.
From September 2016
Great Fire 350th Anniversary Bell Peal: 12 noon to 4pm  Saturday 3 September The College of Youths ring a special 1666 peal.
St Paul’s Late – Visit the Cathedral floor and Crypt on two special atmospheric evenings Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September (Times and cost tbc). 
Out of the Ashes - London The Rt. Revd and Rt. Hon Richard Chartres KCVO - Sunday 4 September 11am
The service recreates the 1666 setting with 17th century instruments and anthems. Bishop Richard, the 132nd Bishop of London, is founder and life president of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, created after the church was totally destroyed by an IRA bomb in Bishopsgate, London in 1993. He is a member of the House of Lords and Dean of the Chapels Royal.
All worth checking out if you are in London!

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