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.
Playful, thought-provoking and disruptive, Jesus’ parables reveal him as a storyteller who evokes mysterious worlds, and a conjurer for
the imagination who both asks more questions than he makes statements and weaves more stories than he gives commandments. His parables range
from quickfire images to long allegorical narratives with lots of characters, and use the stuff of everyday life – weeds, money, parties,
family relationships - to disrupt what we, as much as his first listeners, think we know about God, the world and ourselves.
Paula Gooder will be in conversation with Richard Coles about the parables and their enduring power to shock and surprise, and how they
challenge us to live our faith in the 21st century.
Dr Paula Gooder is a renowned Biblical scholar, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and the author of numerous bestselling
books including Phoebe: A Story, Heaven, The Body and The Parables, the latest in her Biblical Explorations series from
The Revd Richard Coles is the Vicar of Finedon, presenter of Radio Four’s Saturday Live and the author of books including
The Madness of Grief and Fathomless Riches, or How I Went from Pop to Pulpit.
The event is free, but if you were able to make a donation to the continuing learning programme at St Paul’s Cathedral when you register we
would be very grateful.