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.
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
Stations of Water is modelled on the liturgy of the Stations of the Cross, with each piece inspired by water and related to themes
such as religious rituals, access to clean drinking water, pollution, conservation, the privatisation of water, drought and global
The two galleries which offer views over London from St Paul’s Cathedral will close for the last of three periods in 2017 to
allow vital maintenance work to take place. But in the time the galleries are closed visitors will be able to reach the famous
Whispering Gallery inside...
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
God In Ordinary - JustWater Lent Sermon Series
9th April 2017
The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtham, Bishop of Sailsbury, gives a sermon at the Sunday Evensong service at St Paul's Cathedral as part
of the JustWater international programme
The Tree and the Water of Life - JustWater Lent Sermon Series
2nd April 2017
The Rt Revd James Jones KBE, former Bishop of Liverpool, gives a sermon at the Sunday Evensong service at St Paul's Cathedral as part
of the JustWater international programme. See www.justwater2017.org for more information.