Adopt a Book or Tile

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Adopt a Book or Tile

Adopt a book
For three hundred years, the stable conditions of the Wren's library have helped preserve its books. Today, owing simply to their great age, many have deteriorated and require significant repair.

The majority of our 13,500-strong collection needs conservation, which will help them continue to act as a repository of knowledge as well as forming an important aspect of a historic 18th century library chamber, largely unaltered from the day of completion. The collection of Bibles, theological works, sermons and ecclesiastical history form an immense resource, and their repair, with your help, will ensure their preservation for future generations.
 
Adopt a tile
One of St Paul's most distinctive features is its stunning 'chequer-board' floor - 18,000 marble tiles covering around 60,000 square feet. Many of the tiles are loose, cracked or broken and in need of repair. Where possible we will try and rescue a tile, but in many cases this is not possible and we have to buy new stone at great expense.
 
Now, you can help us maintain these surprisingly fragile marbles, walked over by royalty, world leaders and hundreds-of-thousands of visitors through the years. The side of an adopted tile is engraved with the initials of its adopter, and they will be given a plan to show exactly which their tile is.
 
You can adopt a book for £240 a year and a tile for as little as £120.
For more information and to adopt, please contact Benjamin Nikolay at bnikolay@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 0207 246 8308.