St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's: Women of Courage Tours
11.00am and 3.00pm
Normal cathedral admission price applies. Please see website for details - Book online
To mark the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, St Paul’s is focusing on the lives of several extraordinary women who have been celebrated in the cathedral or have played a role in its life and work.
Famous names such as Edith Cavell and Florence Nightingale together with other, less well known philanthropists have been celebrated here. Female crafts-people have made significant contributions to the fabric and furnishings, and women played a key role in the courageous protection of the building in the war years. In the early twentieth century, St Paul’s became a battleground for the female franchise and from the 1980s onwards St Paul’s has been at the forefront of championing women in The Church of England.
The Women of Courage Tour will also consider the heroines of the Bible, central to the theology of the Church and depicted in a variety of media around the building. Drawing on this wealth of stories special one-hour tours will be delivered by cathedral guides commencing on the 31 May for London History Day.