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.
Silence is something we can long for or dread, but it’s often said that silence is the country where the saints learn their language. From
the earliest years of Christianity to the present day, it’s where men and women have sought, and found, God. But as many who have tried it know, it
is not always as simple as it sounds.
Saturday 1 June 2019
10am - 5pm
St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse
£45 (bursaries are available)
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments. It is held in partnership with The Royal Foundation of St
Katharine and will take place at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, East London (www.rfsk.org.uk). We are very grateful to
our partners at St Katharine’s for their generosity in co-hosting our reflective days.
This day will provide a ‘beginner’s guide’ to silence, with reflections on its nature, joys, pitfalls and uses. It will also include significant
periods when we will keep silence.
The Revd Richard Carter is an Associate Priest at St Martin in the Fields, one of the busiest churches in London. For many years he was a
member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, where silence was a daily part of the spiritual life of the community. In London he
works with The Connection, London’s busiest homelessness charity, and is the founder and leader of the Nazareth Community, which aims to build a
practice of silence into daily life in the city.
This reflective day is held jointly with our partners at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine.