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.
More than 1,500 people affected in various ways by the Grenfell Fire have come together exactly six months on, to remember the tragic
events of that day and the 71 lives lost. The Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service took place at St Paul's on 14 December 2017.
The spirit of responsibility and community held by all Americans has been celebrated at the annual Thanksgiving Day Service in St
Paul's. More than 1,500 UK-based Americans came to the Cathedral on the morning of Thursday 23 November 2017 for the service, which
St Paul's will join dozens of other cultural venues across the UK to take part in Museum Shop Sunday. On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26
November online, and on Sunday 26 November in-store, everything in the St Paul's Cathedral Shop will have 10% off, perfect for those
The life and work of Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, has been celebrated at a memorial service in St Paul's. Family and
friends of the much-loved author, who died earlier in 2017 aged 91, gathered at the Cathedral on Tuesday 14 November , alongside
hundreds of other...
The Cathedral is deeply saddened at the death of a visitor on the morning of Wednesday 11 October 2017. The woman fell from the
Whispering Gallery to the Cathedral floor. The incident is being treated as non-suspicious by police. First aid trained staff were
St Paul's Alternative Advent - #2 - Ankita Saxena, The Visitation
10th December 2017
The second in a series of new poetry for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. For each Sunday from Advent 2017 to Epiphany 2018, six
exciting young poetic voices and one emerging digital artist reimagine the story of Christmas. Taking the Biblical text as a starting
point, they each retell a story that is both personal and universal, layering it with meaning and peppering it with insight. They bring
to life the humans behind a familiar narrative, and enable us to see them, and hopefully ourselves, in a new way.
St Paul's Alternative Advent - #1 - Doorway, by Antosh Wojcik
3rd December 2017
The first in a series of new poetry for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. For each Sunday from Advent 2017 to Epiphany 2018, six exciting
young poetic voices and one emerging digital artist reimagine the story of Christmas. Taking the Biblical text as a starting point,
they each retell a story that is both personal and universal, layering it with meaning and peppering it with insight. They bring to
life the humans behind a familiar narrative, and enable us to see them, and hopefully ourselves, in a new way.
Is God Colour-Blind? | Anthony Reddie
19th June 2017
We live in a time when the language around immigration has become more vociferous, and the Black Lives Matter movement, originating in
America, has sharpened debate about race, ethnicity and justice. Anthony Reddie says that while God is universal, all our
theology is contextual and we need to hear each other’s experiences in order to have a fuller picture of God, and most of all we need
to listen to voices which bring news of God beyond the traditional power structures of the church and Christendom. Dr Anthony
Reddie is Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systemic Theology at the University of South Africa
and the author of 16 books including Is God Colour-Blind? (SPCK 2009).
The God Who Speaks: the Bible and the Holy Spirit: Kate Coleman and Paula Gooder
19th June 2017
The Revd Dr Kate Coleman and Dr Paula Gooder discuss who is the Holy Spirit, what does what we believe about the Holy Spirit mean for
our lives and faith, and how can we hear and attend to the voice of the Spirit and follow where we are being guided? Chaired by the
Revd Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. Part of the Adult Learning Programming at St Paul's.
Inventing the Universe- Alister McGrath
7th May 2017
We’re often told that faith and science are at war with one another, and we have to choose one or the other. Alister McGrath says it’s
time to consider another way looking at these two great cultural forces: what if science and faith might actually enrich each other?
What if, together, they give us a deeper and more satisfying understanding of life? Alister McGrath is one of the world’s leading
authorities on science and religion and in his new book Inventing the Universe: Why we can’t stop talking about science, faith and God
(Hodder 2015), he engages with the biggest questions of all: the origins of the universe, the burden of proof, the meaning of life, the
existence of God. Alister McGrath is Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University and the author of numerous academic and
theological works including the best selling The Dawkins Delusion (SPCK 2007).
Construing the Cross - Frances Young
10th April 2017
The Cross is at the very centre of our faith. Frances Young has spent a lifetime exploring its meaning and the rich and varied
ways it has been construed through the centuries. On Passion Sunday she introduces her profound and far-reaching thinking about the