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 pleased to share the news that the Reverend Helen O’Sullivan, Chaplain of St Paul’s Cathedral, has been appointed Priest in
Charge of Warkworth and Acklington and Shilbottle; Diocese of Newcastle. Taking up the post in mid-September, Helen will work with
those in place...
The Cathedral is deeply saddened at the death of a man here on Monday 1st April. The Whispering Gallery is a safe place to visit with
a high safety barrier in place, and many millions of people have visited it over the years. Continuing to ensure the safety
of all our...
The Bishop of London and the Chapter have appointed Dr Paula Gooder as Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. Paula is one of today’s best
known New Testament theologians, a scholar and teacher who most recently has been Director of Mission Learning and Development at the
Chapter are pleased to announce that the Reverend James Milne will join the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral as Residentiary Canon and
Precentor, with his appointment recently approved by Her Majesty The Queen and confirmed by No. 10 Downing Street. James has been a
The choirs of St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral joined together to celebrate St Cecilia, patron saint of
music, on 21st November at St Paul’s. Organised by Help Musicians UK, a charity that supports professional musicians, the Festival
of St Cecilia featured...
On Sunday 14 October, National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 was marked at St Paul’s with An Act of Hope and Remembrance to remember
those whose lives have been taken away or abused by hate crimes and to renew their commitment to be vigilant and strong in defending
Graham Tomlin explores the distinctively Christian vision of freedom and suggests that Christian understandings of freedom work for
personal flourishing as well as building stronger communities in a way that many popular secular versions of the idea are unable to.
Recorded at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 5 May 2019.
God Made Strange - Lucy Winkett (2019)
7th April 2019
In preparation for Holy Week, Lucy Winkett explores the scandal of the cross, what we can and can't say about the cross, and what this
might mean for our faith, prayers and actions. Recorded at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 7 April 2019.
Jesus Christ: The Unanswered Questions - Rowan Williams (2019)
27th March 2019
Rowan Williams says that how we understand Jesus Christ in central to how we understand everything, and he wrestles with the the
defining question of our faith - who Jesus is. Recorded at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
The Merciful Humility of God - Jane Williams (2019)
3rd March 2019
As we approach Lent, Jane Williams explores how God works for our salvation in ways so gently, so subtle and so apparently vulnerable
that it is easy to over look their force calling us to walk in the paths of humility, for our own sake and the sake of the world.
Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith - Richard Harries (2019)
3rd February 2019
The Rt Revd Richard Harries explores some of the novelists, playwrights and poets who have meant the most to him and considers why it
is that literature can teach us so much about how to be a person of faith. Recorded 3 February 2019 at St Paul's Cathedral.
What is Prayer?
2nd December 2018
‘The will to pray is the essence of prayer’ wrote Thomas Merton, and ‘the secret of prayer is a hunger for God’. Stephen Cottrell
describes himself as ‘an experienced beginner’ at prayer who has never got much beyond this, but says his long apprenticeship has
taught him that the beginning and end of prayer is the longing to know God and to be known by God. But for many people profound
questions remain. Is God really listening? Does what we pray affect what God does? Also, why is it that everyone
struggles with prayer; shouldn’t it be easy? Stephen Cottrell will reflect on what prayer is and how we might begin, or begin again, to
pray more authentically. The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford. He has written widely on evangelism,
spirituality and discipleship, and is the author of numerous books including How to Pray: Alone, with Others, at Any Time, in Any Place
(Church House Publishing, 3rd edition 2010).