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.
O Lord, hear my cry: Healing in the Bible and the 21st Century
One of the things Jesus does most is heal people. In his ministry on earth he performs numerous miraculous cures, restoring sight,
healing leprosy and curing paralysis.
Saturday 12 January 2019
2 - 4.30pm
£15 (bursaries are available)
He also charges his followers – us – to do the same. What are we to make of this in the 21st century?
Gillian Straine is a scientist and priest. From both perspectives, she says that healing is a subtle, multilayered thing, and in this afternoon
we will explore healing in the Bible and contemporary science. We’ll also look at the role of prayer, consider the question of divine
intervention, and what the nature of healing really is and why it plays such a central role in Jesus’ ministry.
The Revd Dr Gillian Straine trained as a professional scientist before being ordained, and is now the Director of the Guild of Health and St
Raphael in the Diocese of London. She is the author of Introducing Science and Religion: A Path Through Polemic (SPCK 2013) and
Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion (SPCK 2017). She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21, and has been in remission since 2002.