Tributes will be paid to Neslon Mandela at a service of thanksgiving for the life of the former South African president today.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, will reflect on Mr Mandela's life at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London's Trafalgar Square this morning.
The service, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 8.10am, will feature a live link to Christ the King Church in Sophiatown in Johannesburg.
Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion will also read his poem, To Nelson Mandela: a Tribute.
The service will be led by the Rev Dr Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin's.
A statement on the church's website said: "We give thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela, standing alongside the people of South Africa and with all who have longed for light in troubled times and hope for our world."
Mr Mandela's death on Thursday at 95 following provoked a worldwide outpouring of emotion.
Politicians, celebrities and the public across the globe have spoken with reverence of their memories of Mr Mandela and in recognition of his work in defeating racism.
Downing Street said Prime Minister David Cameron has written to South Africa's president Jacob Zuma and Mr Mandela's widow Graca Machel to express his condolences.
The Queen said she was "deeply saddened" to learn of his death.
Westminster Abbey will hold a national service of thanksgiving for the life of Mr Mandela after the state funeral in South Africa on December 15, and parliament will hold a special ceremony to commemorate his life.
A book of condolence has been opened in St Margaret's Church at the abbey.
A minute's applause was held before kick-off at football matches across the UK yesterday in Mr Mandela's honour.