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St Paul’s: Women of Courage Tours 11:15 31st May - 29th June (except Sundays)

Normal Cathedral admission price applies - places are limited please book in advance to avoid dissapointment.

Join a cathedral guide to discover a wealth of stories about suffragettes, philanthropists, queens and princesses, skilled crafts-women, Biblical heroines and the Cathedral's central role in the Movement for the Ordination of Women.

To mark the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act and the installation of Sarah Mullally as the first female bishop of London, St Paul’s is focusing on the lives of several extraordinary women who have been celebrated in the cathedral or have played a significant role in its life and work.

Famous names such as Edith Cavell and Florence Nightingale together with other, less well known philanthropists, have been commemorated in St Paul’s. Crafts women have made important 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 31st May for London History Day.


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