The Ince & Co Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

St Michael Paternoster Royal on Tuesday 6 December 2016 from 18:00 - 21:00

At our Ince & Co Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols this December we will welcome guests to our historic home at St Michael Paternoster Royal to celebrate our 160th Birthday with an evening of carols - followed by a drinks reception at Skinners' Hall.

Join The Mission to Seafarers for an evening with P&O Ferries Choir, winners of BBC’s The Choir Sing While You Work.
Readings will be from shipping industry guests including: Robin Mortimer, Port of London Authority; Dr Graheme Henderson, Shell Shipping; Jeffrey Evans, Clarksons; Lee Wai Pong, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.
The service will be followed by a festive drinks reception at Skinners’ Hall.
On 10 December 2014, 1800 – 2100 at St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street 
Tickets: £27.50
For more information please contact Rebecca Watson on 020 7246 2939 or email


We are delighted to announce that Ince & Co are our main sponsors for 2016. In honour of their support, we have rebranded our Festival to be called the Ince & Co Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for 2016. Thank you so much to them.

Last year's event was a huge success, raising £45,000 to support our work with seafarers and their families across the globe. This year we hope to make it bigger and even better!

We will be joined by a whole host of important names and faces within the shipping and maritime world, and we are lucky enough to have hymns and carols sung by Lloyd's Choir!

This year's special list of readers include:

The Most Rev. Frederick James Hiltz, Primate of the The Anglican Church of Canada

Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West or Spithead

Rose George, author of Deep Sea and Foriegn Going 

Mr Samuel Swire, Trustee of The Misssion to Seafarers

To buy tickets for The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols click here.

You can view photos from last year's event in the slideshow below, or on our Flickr page.

If you would like information on this year’s event, please contact Ravina Patel on 020 7246 2915 or email

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