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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
10:30am Family Drop-in Activities
12:30pm Eucharist
5:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
6:00pm Choral Evensong

Talks, Activities & Events

New Exhibition: The Great Restoration of the 1920s
Friday 24 May 2019 until May 2020

On Christmas Eve 1924 St Paul’s Cathedral was served with a Dangerous Structures Notice requesting the removal of the dome. Using archive material and objects from the Cathedral collections, this display recounts the extraordinary story of how the Cathedral moved and cracked, causing concerns for the structure, as well as the ingenious engineering endeavours that ensured the building was made safe for future generations.

Part of the City of London's Fantastic Feats: The Building of London

Tickets included in Cathedral Admission
The Stonemason: An insider's history of Britain's buildings
Friday 10 May 2019, 1pm

Part hands-on archaeological history of Britain, part personal insight into the ancient craft of the stone mason, this talk by Andrew Ziminski offers a unique account of his life as a craftsman and his work on some of the most significant churches and cathedrals in England, including St Paul's

There will also be an opportunity to see a selection of carved medieval stones from Pre-Fire St Paul's cathedral.

Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance here
A High Risk Strategy? The impact of Christopher Wren’s revisions to the design of St Paul’s Cathedral
Tuesday 4 June 2019, 1pm

On Christmas Eve 1924 St Paul’s Cathedral was served with a Dangerous Structures notice and was closed shortly afterwards for public safety. The building had moved, masonry had cracked and capitals had fallen to smash on the nave floor. A ten year period of intensive investigation and repair followed. The finest minds in engineering worked to understand what was happening to the building and what was needed to remedy the problems. This talk looks at what the period reveled about Christopher Wren's approach to designing and building St Paul's and the extent to which his decisions were responsible for the later peril of the cathedral. This talk by Architectural Historian, Dr. Gordon Higgott.

Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance here
Belt and Braces: Saving St Paul’s in the 1920s
Saturday 15 June 2019, 11am

On Christmas Eve 1924 St Paul’s Cathedral was served with a Dangerous Structures notice and was closed for public safety. This talk will recount the extraordinary story of how the cathedral moved and cracked testing the structure and relations with the City of London. It will look at the superfluity of advice that became available, the investigations which were carried out and the ingenious engineering endeavours that rendered the building safe once more. This talk is by Robert Bowles, Structural Engineer.

Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance here
Mother Church & Masterpiece: Maintaining St Paul’s Cathedral for the Future
Wednesday 26 June 2019, 1pm

As a busy working church and a popular visitor attraction, the demands on the 300 year old cathedral are manifold and multiform. In this talk the Cathedral Surveyor will outline: the challenges he faces in his day to day work maintaining and enhancing the fabric for its many uses; the major projects he has completed during his surveyorship and how his contribution is helping to prepare the cathedral for the next three years. This talk is by Oliver Caroe, Surveyor of the Fabric to St Paul’s Cathedral since 2012.

Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance here