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
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the Cathedral's Adult
Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
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.
A welcome from the Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, welcomes you to the Cathedral.
We are changing our governing document to provide for new categories for the appointment of Clergy and for the appointment of Cathedral
Constables. Please click here to see the notice, here to see the proposed draft statutes, and here for a document
showing changes from the...
On Sunday 7 October the Cathedral marked the 100th anniversary of the death of composer Hubert Parry who is buried in the
crypt. At Evensong, hymns composed by Parry were sung, including Dear Lord and Father of Mankind and his famous Jerusalem,
with words by William Blake...
Sheila Nicoll OBE, Head of Public Policy at Schroders, has been appointed as a Lay Canon and member of Chapter at St Paul’s, the
Cathedral’s governing body. The appointment was approved by the Bishop of London, and Sheila will be installed at Evensong in the
A new commission celebrating the life and witness of St Martin of Tours has come to St Paul’s Cathedral. The new painting by artist
Hughie O’Donoghue has been installed in the chapel of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor in the crypt of St Paul’s, which is
The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George celebrated its 200th anniversary in a service of commemoration and dedication
attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, the Grand Master of the Order. The service on Thursday 28 June 2018 was attended
The bells of St Paul’s rang out for the last time for almost a year on New Year’s Day. They have been removed and taken to the
foundry of John Taylor & Co in Loughborough, where they were cast in 1878. There they will be cleaned to remove a thick layer of grime
and fitted with...
After the Resurrection, Jesus says to the disciples Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. We tend to think of peace as the
end or absence of war but Nadim Nassar says that Jesus is talking about something far more radical than that: a whole culture of
peace. It is about how we bring up our children, how we flourish in our homes, workplaces and churches, and ultimately about a
call to a self-giving culture of love in which we see the reflection of God’s image in the other. Father Nadim Nassar, the Church of
England’s only Syrian priest, was born and raised in a Christian family in Syria and studied in Beirut during the Lebanese civil
war. He is now the Director of The Awareness Foundation, seeking to counter intolerance and mistrust and to build understanding
between faiths. His first book, The Culture of God, is published this autumn by Hodder.
Buying God: Consumerism and Theology - Eve Poole
2nd September 2018
Many people are deeply concerned about global capitalism and rampant consumerism, but many of us also lack the tools to be able to
engage confidently in the debate about its future. Eve Poole is a theologian who has worked in the financial services industry, and she
argues that the Church has crucial things to say about the economy and a vital role to play in redeeming the marketplace both at home
An interview with the artist Hughie O'Donoghue (2018)
19th July 2018
The Revd Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, interviews the artist Hughie O'Donoghue about his new painting of St
Martin of Tours, installed in the chapel of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral in July 2018.
Interview recorded 10 July 2018.
Was Jesus Political?
1st July 2018
We live in extraordinary times. How can we think and act as Christians in response to the urgent, sometimes overwhelming politics that
we experience every day? Where do politics, theology and faith meet? And how is it that different Christians can hold completely
opposing views, all claiming the gospel as their inspiration? One way to think afresh about this is to look at Jesus’ own actions and
teaching, ask whether they were or were not political, and what we can draw from that for our own engagement in public and political
life. Selina Stone will explore key aspects of Jesus’ life, teaching and parables, and ways we can bring our faith into action for the
common good, whatever our circumstances. Selina Stone is Tutor and Lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College, London and
previously worked at the Centre for Theology and Community, in Parliament and as a community organiser in Brixton. Her PhD is in the
impact of Pentecostal theology and ministry on issues of social justice.
A New Video for London: Sarah Mullally in Conversation
4th June 2018
Following her historic installation as the 133rd Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally will be in conversation with David Ison, Dean of St
Paul’s Cathedral, about her faith, her life, what matters to her most, and how she feels about being the first female Bishop of London.
3rd June 2018
Many of us have big questions that the Christian faith seems to leave unanswered. If God is both compassionate and all-powerful, why is
the world full of suffering? Why does God seem to sanction genocide in the Bible? If God is always present, why doesn’t it feel like
that? Krish Kandiah says that we need to look questions like these in the face, and that not doing so is neither healthy for us nor
honouring to God.