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.
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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.
Thirty-five new deacons ordained at St Paul's in joyous ceremony
30 June 2014
Thirty-five women and men from across the Diocese of
London have been ordained as deacons at a joyous ceremony in St Paul's.
The service of Eucharist on Saturday, 28 June, saw a packed Cathedral of friends, family and other well-wishers witness the ordinands begin their
paths to priesthood.Each deacon was presented by supporting friends who had accompanied him or her on their journey to ordination.
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The main part of the ceremony saw the Bishop of London, The Right Reverend Richard Chartres, lay his hands on the heads of the candidates, before
they were each vested in a white stole symbolising the liturgical role of deacons in the Eucharist. At the end of the service they were given the
principal symbol of ministry - the New Testament.
Amidst the celebration, the congregation remembered with thanksgiving Steph
Potter, who was to be ordained, but sadly passed away aged 51 in February. We pray for her family and the parish that
would have received her as a deacon.
New Diocese of London deacons:
Stephen Baxter - St Olave, Hart Street
Ash Carter - Christ Church, Mayfair
Ben Jones - St Mary, Bryanston Square
Michael Lynch - All Saints, Margaret Street
Malcolm Riley - Christ Church, Mayfair
Maxwell Hutchinson - St John on Bethnal Green
Alexandra Lilley - St Paul, Shadwell
Graham Stevenson - St Thomas, Stamford Hill
Matt Wall - St Mary, Stoke Newington
Darren Wolf - Christ Church, Spitalfields
Claire Clarke - St Saviour, Sunbury
Stephen Foster - Holy Trinity, Brompton
David Lee - St Peter, Fulham
David Maclure - St John the Baptist, Isleworth; Hounslow Deanery Pioneer Curate
Joel Sales - St John, Hampton Wick
Richard Whaite - All Saints, Fulham
Russell Winfield - Brentford Team Ministry
Peter Wolton - St George, Campden Hill, with St John the Baptist, Holland Road
Peter Wynter - Holy Trinity, Brompton
Greg Bannister - Christ Church, Cockfosters
Kristin Breuss - Holy Trinity, Swiss Cottage
Stephen Coleman - St Paul, Winchmore Hill
Jon Finch - St Luke, Oseney Crescent
Benjamin Kerridge - Hornsey Parish
Timothy Miller - St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill
Andy Palmer - St John, Downshire Hill
Oliver Petter - The Parish of Old St Pancras
Olakunle Ayodeji - St John the Baptist, Pinner
Julia Bevis-Knowles - St Paul, Ruislip Manor
Peter Godden - Holy Trinity, Northwood
John Jenkins - Uxbridge Team Ministry
Andy Johnson - St John with St James, West Ealing
Ben Lovell - St Paul, South Harrow
Ajay More - St James, Alperton
Bola Adamolekun - Westbourne Park (Latimer Minster)