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 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...
St Paul’s Cathedral Choristers will embark on a major tour of the USA in April 2018 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the dedication
of the American Memorial Chapel, a chapel rebuilt after being destroyed in the Blitz and dedicated in its entirety to the American
To all people to whom this notice shall come or whom it may in any way concern We David John Ison Dean of the Cathedral Church of St
Paul in London and the College of Canons of the same Cathedral Church Greet you in the Lord And We do make it known to you by these
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.
Scandal and Glory: The Cross in the Bible and Poetry
13th March 2018
Is Christ on the cross our brother in suffering or our King in triumph? Jesus’ death is at the heart of Christianity, but the four
Gospel accounts are very different and the cross has been seen as both the throne of God’s glory and the place of ultimate desolation
and defeat. In addition we have 2,000 years of interpretations, paintings, poems, theologies and liturgies that add to the complexity,
and sometimes to the confusion. Paula Gooder and Mark Oakley will look at different aspects of the cross through the gospels and
poetry, exploring some of what we might learn from it not only of sin and reconciliation, but also of new life, love, freedom and
creation made new.
Songs of the Spirit - Megan Daffern
4th March 2018
The Psalms are a unique treasury of spiritual insights, central to both Jewish and Christian devotional life. They were also
Jesus’ own prayer book, and are full of themes and experiences which fitted and illuminate his life and story, as they do ours.
But they move from exquisite beauty and praise to despair and even vitriolic anger, and need wise interpretation. Megan Daffern
describes them as Songs of the Spirit; timeless, making connections between past and present, and allowing us to come closer to God in