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.
To God Alone Be Glory: J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion
J.S. Bach is our greatest musical theologian. He wrote brilliant, innovative music, loved and performed as much today as ever, and also had
a unique capacity to illuminate great spiritual and theological truths. His setting of St Matthew’s account of the Passion is not only an
absolutely faithful telling of the whole narrative from Jesus’ anointing at the house of Simon the leper to the moment he is laid in the tomb, but
also an extraordinary and expansive musical meditation on its meaning.
Saturday 17 March 2018
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
In this reflective day, we will explore the whole sweep of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, including his meditations on the roles of Peter, Judas,
Pilate, the bystanders and Christ himself, and how the music finally takes us with agonising beauty to the foot of the cross.
Andrew Carwood is the Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, an internationally regarded singer and conductor, and the Founder-Director of the
award-winning early music ensemble The Cardinall’s Musick. He will conduct Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St Paul’s on 21 March as part of the
Cathedral’s Passiontide devotions.