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St. Paul’s Cathedral – London’s Largest Church

St. Paul’s Cathedral – London’s Largest Church

Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London is in the heart of the capital and is the largest church in London. It’s used for big occasions such as the Queen’s birthday and the funerals of Lady Thatcher and Winston Churchill. It hosted peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars.

An Anglican cathedral, Saint Paul’s Cathedral sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the city. It’s one of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London.

You can tour it in this Virtual Reality movie!

Fun question: How many altars can you spot?

St Pauls Cathedral in London

Suggested deeper questions for faith formation classes:

  1. Because Saint Paul’s Cathedral is a popular tourist site, how does the parish welcome strangers?
  2. How does the parish treat non-believers?
  3. Can being a tourist site interfere with or help with evangelization? How?

(See our WordBytes on Evangelization Ministries for Today’s World, by Good News Ministries, for ideas and inspirations about evangelization.)

Suggested questions for research projects:

  1. What’s the purpose for the dome?
  2. Why do cathedrals have more than one altar?
  3. The southwest tower also contains four bells. Why do churches have bells?

 

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