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.
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...
This year St Paul's will host the Help Musicians UK’s annual Festival of St Cecilia: A Celebration of Music on Wednesday 21
November at 11am. This service offers the unique opportunity to hear the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally was installed as the 133rd Bishop of London at St Paul’s Cathedral on 12th May at a service
attended by clergy and representatives from the Diocese of London, wider London, from the Diocese of Exeter and ecumenical
guests. The service...
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the American Memorial Chapel, Choristers of St Paul's are returning to the US to honour
those who fell fighting for our freedom, and to renew the unique bond that exists between the US and the UK. Our choristers now need
your support to...
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.
God-Soaked Life - Chris Webb
6th May 2018
God’s presence permeates our lives and activities, reverberating throughout all creation. Chris Webb says that it can be easy to miss
that in the ordinariness of our daily lives but we can learn how to open ourselves to the presence of God and, despite all our
weaknesses and failings, find new lives of freedom and joy.
Who am I? Identity, Faith and Being Human
16th April 2018
What is it that makes you who you are? In the West we live with a passionately autobiographical sense of self – I am who I am so long
as I can tell my own story. Research tells us that people are more afraid of dementia than cancer because loss of identity is the worst
thing we can imagine. But are there other ways to think about this? Beginning from the experience of people whose identity is seemingly
dissolving in dementia, two of our greatest theologians consider what it really means to be a human being.