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.
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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.
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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.
In his address, Archbishop Nichols called for "good people bound by good purpose”, adding "business that has a compelling story about its
purpose, that lives its values in this way, will 'crowd-in', not 'crowd-out', virtue. It will attract, nurture and reward good people. It will
inspire the good in people and help create the common bonds that serve to reduce inequality by providing opportunities and operating in every
aspect of its work in a fair and equitable way.”
Joining Archbishop Nichols on the panel to discuss the role of Good People in the City, were Peter Selby, former Bishop of Worcester; Baroness
Helena Kennedy QC and Tracey McDermott of the Financial Conduct Authority. The event was chaired by Stephanie Flanders, BBC Economics
All panel members responded to the initial address before the audience was asked to contribute questions.
Good People was the first of three debates under the topic, The City
and the Common Good: What kind of City do we want?
Organised by St Paul's Institute, in conjunction with CCLA, investment manager for charities, churches and local authorities, the series of debates
under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral seek to stimulate public dialogue on the role of the financial sector in society today.
Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, said of the series: "The former Archbishop of Canterbury often reminded us that the word
economy has its origins in the word for housekeeping. A household is somewhere where life is lived in common, an attempt to stabilize that
common life into an environment where its members grow and flourish in useful ways and where the vulnerable members are protected. It is that
common life, of wanting to bring back conversation to the structure of economic life with an intelligent and fearless scrutiny about our
choices and long-term goals, that is at the heart of this series.”
Tweets from the debate can be viewed under the #CommonGood hash tag.
A full recording of the event will be on the St Paul’s Institute website
early next week.
Good Money – Tuesday 7 May – 6.30pm
Robert Skidelsky with Andrew Bailey; Ann Pettifor; Tarek El Diwany
If the influence of money over us is unavoidable, how can we ensure that the results are positive? Does the issue go beyond our attitude to
money to the nature of money itself? Is there such a thing as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ money? Is it just the ‘love of money’ we must guard against, or
has something happened to money itself? REGISTER FOR FREE TICKETS
Good Banks – Wednesday 12 June – 6.00pm
Archbishop Justin Welby with Shirley Williams; Antony Jenkins
The relationship between banks and society has been described in the aftermath of the financial crisis as a ‘social contract’, but what is the
objective of the contract? What is the purpose of banking and how do we foster a culture that helps that purpose be realised? REGISTER FOR FREE TICKETS