As part of the City of London’s “Fantastic Feats” Arts & Cultural programme we were joined this evening by an array of special guests who spoke about the fantastic feats of our church and their transformative effect on the City of London and beyond. After his welcome, Reverend Stephen Baxter introduced The Reverend Dr Ayla Lepine, a distinguished art and architectural historian who spoke powerfully about our dome (Wren’s first and the first classical dome in the UK), Henry Moore’s altar (the only altar he designed) and the foundation of the Samaritans – and their relevance and relationship in this holy place. After glorious music from our choir, The Venerable Peter Delaney MBE introduced Felicity Harding OBE, a Samaritans ambassador, whose father, Chad Varah, founded The Samaritans here in 1953 (or as she explained, the Samaritans found him). Peter then interviewed Lord Peter Palumbo who commissioned Henry Moore to design our altar, who spoke about the design process and the practicalities of bringing the church into the building during the reordering. Thank you so much to everyone who came to this special evening. A video of the talks will be released soon!