NSR has a long-standing relationship with Paternoster Square that lies adjacent to London’s famed cathedral, St Paul’s. Working with ADI they have staged Christmas carol concerts as well as other notable Church of England events.
Most recently, the NSR team were back with ADI to provide the sound and AV for the ‘pop-up’ cathedral in Paternoster Square that would relay the speeches from within St Paul’s cathedral during the formal service marking the retirement of the 132nd Bishop of London.
NSR supplied the stage, with lighting and full PA, on which the Bishop and a procession of 200 clergy welcomed crowds before the beginning of the service in St Paul’s. Addressing the congregation, the Bishop said:
“I began life as an ink monitor in a primary school. I retire in a digital world. It’s a long distance from steel nibs and copperplate to smart apps and the Twittersphere, but it gives us an opportunity of communicating.”
His words could not be more apt as the technology employed on the day by NSR gave hundreds of people the ability to enjoy the highlights of the service and take part in an historic event that only a few decades ago would have been inaccessible to the public once the doors of the cathedral closed for the start of the service.
Following the end of the service, the Bishop came to the West Doors of the Cathedral and blessed the capital and its population one last time, a mirror of the blessing he performed when he was first installed as Bishop of London. It was an event that the NSR team was very proud to be a part of.