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.
Famous faces talk about their journeys of faith in special Eastertide series
12 March 2013
Four recognisable names from modern British culture talk about their journeys of faith in a series of
'conversations under the dome'. at St Paul's
Comedian Frank Skinner, celebrity chef Clarissa Dickson Wright,
former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and detective novelist P D
James will be the special guests at four Sunday evening events, entitled The Mind of the Maker,
between Easter and Pentecost.
The series starts and ends with a celebration of the Eucharist, and the four conversations in between are held against the backdrop of music
and readings reflecting the tastes and interests of our speakers.
It has been said that we are most like God when we are being creative and that this is the interpretation of what it means to be made in the
image of God. The four main speakers have been asked to talk as they are people in the public eye whose work is creative and who have made
their own journeys of faith in public and private.
Sunday 7 April - 6pm
The Eucharist at which Professor Ann Loades, CBE, Professor Emeritus of Theology, University of Durham, will introduce the series. We are sorry to announce that Professor Loades is unable to preach at this
Eucharist. Instead, her sermon will be read by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor.
Sunday 14 April - 6pm
Comedian Frank Skinner in conversation with the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Andrew Carwood.
Sunday 21 April - 6pm
Celebrity chef Clarissa Dickson Wright in conversation with Sarah Eynstone, Minor Canon and Chaplain.
Sunday 28 April - 6pm
Poet Andrew Motion in conversation with Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor.
Sunday 5 May - 6pm
Novelist P D James in conversation with Michael Hampel, Canon Precentor.
Sunday 12 May - 6pm
The Eucharist at which Michael Hampel will give a concluding address to draw the series to a close.
Each conversation will last approximately 45 minutes and all services and conversations begin at 6pm.
Everyone is welcome to these enjoyable and accessible evenings at St Paul's. There is no charge for entry.