Christian Faith including Baptism and Confirmation

For those of you new to the Christian faith, there are opportunities to explore what is involved in baptism and confirmation regularly throughout the year.  

For further information please contact the Sub Dean by email or telephone 020 7367 6706.

Lent & Advent Course

Each Lent and Advent (i.e the five weeks before Easter and before Christmas) we run courses after the 9am and 11am Sunday services for small groups.  Details are published in the Cathedral's 'What's On'.

For Lent 2017, our course was "Reading the Bible through Other Eyes".  A booklet of course material can be obtained from the Pastoral & Music Administrator by email

There are also short contributions from the Cathedral clergy on our YouTube channel, please visit here

Advent Course 2017 - "Welcoming the Christ Child: Repentance, Hope, Patience, Praise 

This course will look at characters from the Gospel of Luke: John the Baptist, Mary and Elizabeth, Simeon and Anna, Zechariah.  The sessions offer an opportunity to reflect on the scriptures, in particular on the songs or canticles which are familiar to some of us from Evensong and Morning Prayer, but also to see how human themes and challenges are reflected in the characters as they wait for, and greet, the child who is the Messiah, the Christ.

We will meet at 9.45am and 12.15pm from Sunday 26 November - Sunday 17 December.

Bishop's Certificate in Discipleship

For those wanting to deepen their understanind of faith with others, we recommend the Bishop's Certificate in Discipleship: Growing in Life & Faith.  Further information  can be found at the Diocese of Southwark's website here.

Other Learning Opportunities

As well as theological education and faith development, the Cathedral offers a wide range of other more practical opportunities to learn skills in singing, bell-ringing, guiding and tourism. 

Many of our volunteering opportunities at the Cathedral offer training and further information can be found here.