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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
3:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
6:00pm The Easter Liturgy with Baptism, Confirmation and the First Eucharist of Easter

Talks, Activities & Events

Cathedral Art Tours (No extra cost above admission)
To coincide with the Royal Academy exhibition Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth (26 January – 31 March 2019), St. Paul’s Cathedral is running special art focused tours including Bill Viola's Martyrs (2014) and Mary (2016), two pieces created specifically for the Cathedral. Visitors will have the opportunity to spend time and discuss these modern-day altarpieces in a religious setting, with a cathedral guide, and experience the difference a sacred location may make on the installations. The tour will also include works by William Holman Hunt, Gerry Judah and Hughie O’Donoghue.

Wednesday 6 February 2019 2pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019 2pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019 2pm
Wednesday 27 February 2019 2pm
Saturday 9 March 2019 2pm
Wednesday 13 March 2019 2pm
Wednesday 20 March 2019 2pm
Wednesday 27 March 2019 2pm
Places are limited and should be pre-booked. Please register here. These tours are free but a Cathedral admission ticket will also be required to visit on the date of your booked tour – Friends of St Paul’s Cathedral and Annual Pass holders can visit for free. For the best rate please book your admission ticket online. 

 

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