This service is incorporated in the regular Abbey service of Evensong, which follows the custom of churches with a great choral tradition, where much of the service is sung by the choir alonge. In those parts where the congregation is invited to make its offering of praise this is done by responding to the beauty of the choir’s music.
The service includes a procession of the Mayors of the London Boroughs entering the Collegiate Church and the moving to the Quire. The Lord Mayor of Westminster in Civic State was then received and is conducted to his stall in the Quire.
This is one of a few events in the year where a majority of Mayors from across London come together and it is most definately a sight to be seen of over 30 men and women in red robes and chains walking into Westminster Abbey.