St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a place
of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the Schools &
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of our
supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
ST PAUL'S ADULT LEARNING
New Spring programme of events at St Paul's exploring Christian life, ethics and spirituality.
The Dean of St Paul's has paid tribute to the Bishop of London as the Bishop announces his retirement. The Bishop's last public
engagement as Bishop of London will be Candlemas at St Paul’s Cathedral on 2 February 2017. Visit the Bishop of London's website Dean
Several hundred Friends of St Paul's attended the annual Festival evensong on 13 July 2016. See all images from the service The
Friends' Patron HRH The Duchess of Gloucester spoke at the end of the traditional chorister recital of her love of St Paul's. She
The oil painting Poppies by Stanley Spencer is on display in the north transept of the cathedral. It is on loan from Newark
Council until 18 November 2016. The 1938 work features as part of our First World War Commemorations. It specifically marks the
centenary of the Battle...
One of the world’s most poignant crosses was on display at St Paul’s Cathedral for one day on Sunday 19 June, on loan from the British
Museum. Hear a BBC Radio 4 PM programme feature on the Lampedusa Cross at St Paul's The Lampedusa Cross was the last acquisition
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of St Paul’s thanked HM The Queen Elizabeth for how she has ‘wonderfully sustained’ her
country over the years as guests gathered at St Paul’s to celebrate her official 90th birthday. At the National Service of
Thanksgiving on Friday...
We will be adding more information, background and pictures here between now and the end of the service. It will be broadcast live on
BBC1 on Friday 10 June. You can read all the prayers, see the hymns and find out who is taking part in the Order of Service below.
Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed - Patrick Woodhouse
6th July 2016
Etty Hillesum was a 27 year old Jewish student living under occupation in 1940s Amsterdam. Throughout that time she wrote a diary of
her daily life recounting her spiritual transformation. Patrick Woodhouse explores her life, writing and profound reflections on the
nature of evil.
Inequality and the Green Economy
21st June 2016
Event organised in partnership between Tearfund and St Paul's Institute. What is a circular economy, and how does it relate to
inequality? How will the transition to 'zero carbon' affect prosperity, growth and consumption?
Resurrection: the Body and Christianity - Paula Gooder
20th June 2016
What does Christianity have to do with bodies? There's a lingering sense that there's a huge gap between our inner and outer selves,
and that the soul is spiritual and the body is not. Paula Gooder is one of the best-known Biblical scholars at work today, and the
author of numerous bestselling books.
National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen - Interview with Canon Michael Hampel
9th June 2016
The Revd Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral, talks through some of the different aspects of the National Service of
Thanksgiving for the Queen that will be taking place at St Paul's Cathedral on 10th June 2016.
Struggling to be Holy with the Revd Canon Judy Hirst
9th June 2016
The Revd Canon Judy Hirst speaks at the Sunday Forum on the topic of holiness and how it relates to ordinary people. Chaired by the
Revd Helen O'Sullivan, Chaplain of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
The Role of the Church in London Today - Bishop Adrian Newman
27th May 2016
The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, gives the keynote speech at the recent St Paul's Institute clergy learning day on 'A
Shared Vision for London'. Held at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on the 23rd May 2016.