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.
Christians are taught that God is everywhere, and many of us experience the sacred in unexpected places: in nature, in friends and
strangers, in music and the arts. But can we also encounter God in the faith of other people?
Thursday 30 May 2019
6.30 - 8pm
Barbara Brown Taylor left parish ministry to teach world religion at a college in rural Georgia. To her surprise, what she learnt from
decades of living with the truth claims of the world’s great faiths is not – contrary to popular opinion – that all religions are alike,
but something subtler, more mysterious and more life-giving: a ‘holy envy’ of the riches of other traditions, and the chance to be born
afresh and more deeply within her own tradition.
She will explore some of the gifts, questions and paradoxes that she found along the way. If there is only one God, why are there so many
religions? Can our faith be improved by the faith of others, even those we fundamentally disagree with? And is the Holy Spirit at work in
The Revd Barbara Brown Taylor is an American Episcopal priest, theologian, Professor of Religion, and New York Times best-selling author.
In 2014 TIME magazine named her as one of its 100 most influential people in the world. Her best-selling guides to the spiritual life
include An Altar on the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark. Her new book is Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith
of Others (Canterbury Press 2019).
The evening will be chaired by Paula Gooder, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, and include plenty of time for questions and answers.
BSL interpretation will be provided at this event: please let us know if you require seats in the area reserved for this.