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.
For centuries, art was one of the principal ways people learnt about Christianity, Bible stories, doctrine and the practice of prayer.
Most of us now experience it in the very different setting of public museums and art galleries. Can it once again form a part of our spiritual
learning and life?
New dates added!
Thursday 2 May 2019
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Details of the meeting point will be sent out with bookings
£15 per afternoon
(bursaries are available)
In this afternoon in the National Gallery, we will look at some masterpieces of Christian art and consider how looking at particular artists’
visions might challenge or refresh our sense of the familiar. We’ll also consider how looking at paintings might play a part in our devotional
and prayer life.
Elizabeth Foy is Head of Adult Learning at St Paul’s Cathedral. An art historian by training, she worked for many years in museums and
galleries in London before joining St Paul’s Cathedral.