St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
Finding its place in a reformed church: St Paul's and London's 'Long Reformation'
Dr Mary Morrissey
St Paul’s Cathedral was frequently at the epicentre of turbulent events ignited by The Reformation. The shrine of St Erkenwald was
plundered and waves of iconoclasm followed in which shrines and images were destroyed. Paul’s Cross, an outdoor covered pulpit from which
proclamations were made and leading prelates expounded, often controversially, on theology and politics became a key platform for pro and
Saturday 30 September 2017
1 - 2pm
Wren Suite, Cathedral crypt
Tickets are limited so early booking is recommended
Marking the 500th anniversary of what has become known as the starting point of the Reformation, The publication of Martin Luther's 95
theses, this talk will consider how St Paul's Cathedral was affected by the Reformation years and adapted to the new patterns of worship.
Dr Mary Morrissey is an Associate Professor at Reading University. Her primary research subject is Reformation literature, particularly
from London. She has a particular interest in Paul's Cross, the outdoor preaching platform formerly in St Paul’s Churchyard, the most
important public pulpit in 16th and 17th century England. She also retains an interest in early modern women writers, with a particular
focus on women writers' use of theological arguments.
Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance.