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.
Who do you say I am? Jesus asked his disciples this question and for 2,000 years Christians have wrestled with this, the defining
question of our faith. Jesus led a completely familiar and recognisable life, but also one that was utterly radical and unrecognisable: a
unique divine moment in the history of our world. How on earth can we speak about this, the great mystery at the heart of
Wednesday 27 March 2019
6.30 - 8pm
Rowan Williams says that how we understand Jesus Christ is central to how we understand everything: creation, our faith, our world and
ourselves. He says that if we grasp the mysterious reality that Christ is the heart of creation itself, not just an extraordinary human
life, it will open a deeply affirmative approach to creation, and offer radical, transformative insights into ethics and
politics. He says it will do nothing less than make a new place for us to live - in hope, imagination and action.
Dr Rowan Williams is the Master of Magdalene College Cambridge and was formerly Archbishop of Canterbury. A poet, theologian and author,
his numerous academic and popular books include Christ: The Heart of Creation (Bloomsbury 2018) and God With Us: The Meaning
Of The Cross And Resurrection - Then And Now (SPCK 2017).
The evening will be chaired by Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, 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.
We apologise that this event is now full. The unprecedented popularity of this event has seen 2,000 people register for tickets
already and we are sorry if you are disappointed not to be able to register for tickets. There will be both a film and a podcast of the
event available on our website shortly afterwards but we are unable to live stream the event.
We have also reserved a block of day tickets which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to people who come and queue in
person on the day of the event only. Please add your name to the waiting list if you would like to hear about the arrangements for this
nearer to the date of the event.