Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral – Acknowledgement of Occupy London Anniversary
Date(s) - 14/10/2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Evensong on 14 October 2012 starts at 3.15pm.
An invitation to all Occupiers to join the Evensong a year to the day (one day before) the start of Occupy London. All welcome and an Occupier will read an Occupy Prayer and petition for Occupy London and Occupy Faith during the service. This prayer is in recognition of the start of the Occupy London movement outside St Paul’s Cathedral in 2011. However fractious the relationship with St Paul’s cathedral was during the physical occupation, the cathedral acknowledges that Occupy London and Occupy Faith have made a difference in raising awareness and facilitating discussion on issues of injustice that plague contemporary society. We would ask that Occupiers respect that this is a house of God and that the service is open to the public, and we do not wish to alienate or offend those who attend the service, but we wish to raise awareness of the Occupy movement and the faith aspect that teaches love and unity, and which brought about the original question posed on the steps of the cathedral a year ago of “What would Jesus do?” He would, as many have said, have been with the protesters, but bridges must be built for us to unite as one and engage in constructive ways forward to seek establishment change.