My Spirit Rejoices: Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Tue Sep 26 2023 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

St. Paul's Cathedral | London

Adult Learning at St Paul's Cathedral
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My Spirit Rejoices: Mary, the Mother of Jesus
In this reflective evening which includes live music, Rowan Williams and Paula Gooder will consider Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
About this Event

Mary the mother of Jesus is a polarising figure. Is she Queen of Heaven, the New Eve, an ordinary person called to do extraordinary things, the ultimate good girl, a feminist foremother, or is her story altogether more complex?

She is also the subject of countless paintings, poems and works of music, sometimes overlaying our sense of her presence in the Bible. Rowan Williams and Paula Gooder will consider contrasting aspects of Mary’s story in the Gospels and the church, her place in our faith, and why she still matters so much.

The evening will include live music performed by St Paul’s Cathedral’s musicians, and plenty of time for questions and answers.

Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar and teacher.

Dr Rowan Williams is a poet and theologian, and was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury.

St Paul’s Cathedral Choir is led by Andrew Carwood MBE and is one of the leading choirs of the world.

BSL interpretation will be provided at this event: please let us know if you require seats in the area reserved for this by emailing [email protected].

The event is free, but if you are able to make a donation to the continuing learning programme at St Paul’s Cathedral when you register for the event we would be very grateful.

We are very grateful to Benefact Trust for their generous support of this programme.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, United Kingdom


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