The Service of Thanksgiving for the 70 year reign of The Queen will follow Jubilee tradition and be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Ever since 1897, the cathedral has hosted Jubilee services. On June 3rd 2022, it will welcome thousands to give thanks for the life and reign of Elizabeth II as she marks her Platinum Jubilee.
Speaking ahead of the ceremony, the Dean of St. Paul’s, the Very Reverend Dr. David Ison said ”It is a great honour to hold a Service of Thanksgiving for the Reign of Her Majesty The Queen and to celebrate her 70 years of service to the UK and the Commonwealth.”
All three of Elizabeth II’s previous Jubilees have been marked with a Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s. The cathedral was also the setting for the Service marking the Silver Jubilee of her grandfather, King George V, on May 10th 1935 when a nine year old Elizabeth sat behind the monarch throughout the ceremony.
George’s decision to hold mark his Jubilee at St. Paul’s followed the precedent set by his own grandmother, Queen Victoria, who had seen her own Diamond celebrations marked at the Cathedral. The Service of Thanksgiving in 1897 was held at St. Paul’s to help the queen who had problems with her mobility. She was