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.
My Soul Glorifies the Lord: Jesus' Female Disciples
Helen Bond and Joan Taylor
The traditional story of the birth of Christianity is dominated by men. It is often thought that Jesus only chose men to be his
disciples and apostles, but evidence suggests that this is really only half the story. Were female disciples in fact crucial to the Jesus
movement? Profoundly scandalous at the time, the idea remains highly controversial 2,000 years later.
Tuesday 30 October 2018
6.30 - 8pm
Two distinguished early church historians will present research that shows as many as half of Jesus’ disciples were women. They say the
evidence shows that women were integral to his mission and only if we see men and women working together do we see the whole story,
revealing the early church as far more radical than we thought.
And they will also explore what this means for us today. Can it teach us new things not only about women and men’s ministries and roles,
but also about the radical, transformative way of Jesus?
Professor Helen Bond is Professor in Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh. Her books include Jesus: A Very Brief History and
The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed. She was historical consultant for the History Channel's miniseries The Bible and for BBC
1's The Nativity.
Professor Joan Taylor is Professor of Christian Origins at King’s College, London. She is the author of What Did Jesus Look Like? and has
edited The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts and Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty
Python’s Life of Brian. She was historical consultant for the 2018 film Mary Magdalene.
Their documentary Jesus' Female Disciples (Minerva Productions) screened on Channel 4 in April this year.
The evening will be chaired by Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, and include plenty of time for questions and