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
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
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.
Souls at Stake: Tyndale, the Bible and the 21st Century
Melvyn Bragg and Jane Williams
William Tyndale gave us the Bible in English, and died for it. Called the most dangerous man in England, his passion and vocation was
to put the Bible into the hands of everyone so that we could read it for ourselves, and in doing so he profoundly changed freedom of thought,
religion, and the church for ever. Executed as a heretic in 1536 for translating the Bible, within a few years his translation was in every
church in England.
Tuesday 24 October 2017
6.30 - 8pm
What does it mean to us to have the freedom to read the word of God ourselves? We take it for granted, but what was it that Tyndale saw and
gave his life for? Melvyn Bragg, broadcaster, novelist, and biographer of Tyndale, and Jane Williams, theologian, will explore what fired
Tyndale and what difference he made to our national and spiritual lives.
St Paul’s owns one of the three surviving copies of Tyndale’s original Bible, which will be on display for this event.
Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster, best known for the long-running arts programme The South Bank Show and Radio Four’s In
Our Time. His BBC documentaries include The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World (2011) and The Most Dangerous
Man in Tudor England (2013), about William Tyndale. An award-winning novelist and non-fiction writer, his latest book is William
Tyndale (SPCK 2017).
Dr Jane Williams is Assistant Dean and Lecturer in Systemic Theology at King’s College, London and visiting Lecturer in Theology at King’s
College London. She is the author of academic and popular works of theology including Face of Christ: Jesus in Art (Lion 2011) and
Why Did Jesus Have to Die (SPCK 2016). She is regularly invited to teach and speak all over the world, both as a theologian and
promoting theological education.
The event will be chaired by Canon Mark Oakley and include plenty of time for questions and answers.