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Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s follows long royal tradition

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

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.