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
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Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
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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.
As we prepare to enter the most solemn season in the church’s calendar, Patrick Craig and Lucy Winkett invite us to allow the music of Holy
Week to move and transform us.
Saturday 28 March
10am - 5pm
St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse
£45 (bursaries are available)
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments and takes 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.
In this reflective day, they will guide us through some of the different settings of the Stabat Mater, the medieval hymn which gives voice to
Mary’s suffering at the foot of the cross. They will look at ancient and modern versions, setting them in the wider context of the music of Holy
Week, and exploring its harsh realities and its meaning for us today.
This reflective day is an opportunity to deepen and inform our experience of Holy Week, to offer hope and resources for a braver and better Good
Friday. On our journey towards the Resurrection. We are invited to appreciate how the music engages us in thinking, feeling and taking us into new
spaces of encounter.
The day will be interspersed by live performances of movements from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a setting Lucy and Patrick have sung together many
Patrick Craig is a professional singer who is a long-standing member of St Paul's Cathedral Choir and The Cardinall's Musick, and who recently
completed a thousand concerts with The Tallis Scholars. He is also the Founder-Director of the all-female professional choir Aurora Nova who sing
regularly at St Paul's Cathedral.
The Revd Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Piccadilly, and was formerly Precentor at St Paul’s Cathedral. She writes and broadcasts regularly on
religion, music and contemporary culture. Before training for priesthood, Lucy sang professionally – including with Patrick. Her book, Our
Sound is Our Wound was commissioned by Rowan Williams as his recommended Lent Book for 2011.