Today in Religion – St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren is consecrated for use on December 2, 1697.

The previous Cathedral burned in the Great London fire of 1666. Just before the fire, King Charles II hired Sir Christopher Wren to update the Cathedral. They kept many of the updates previously presented by Wren in the new building.

In 1675, construction began on St Paul’s Cathedral and lasted for over 30 years. That did not stop them from utilizing the building. A thanksgiving for peace service between England and France consecrated the partly built cathedral for use on December 2, 1697. Finally, in the early 1700s, they finished construction on the building. Sir Christopher Wren directed the whole building from start to finish as an architect.

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