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.
St Paul’s will soon begin construction of a permanent accessible entrance to the north side of the Cathedral, providing inclusive
access for visitors, staff and volunteers. This project, the most significant external change to the Cathedral in its 300 year history,
Today at St Paul’s Cathedral School, Alderman of the City of London William Bowater Russell broke ground on the construction of a new
boarding house for the Choristers of St Paul’s. In conjunction with Kilburn Nightingale Architects, planning permission for additions
St Paul’s Cathedral invites composers to submit a brand new choral work for unaccompanied SATB choir to mark either the Baptism of
Christ or the Wedding at Cana in a Composition Competition, supported by the Boltini Trust.
St Paul's is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Robert Coupland will be joining the Liturgical Team as Sacrist from the
beginning of October. Together with the Precentor and Succentor he will share in the preparation and delivery of our Cathedral
On 4th June, men and women, lay and ordained, gathered at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the 25th anniversary of the Ordination of women
to the Priesthood in the Diocese of London. The service was an opportunity to celebrate God’s call to vocation and specifically the
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...
Every Tribe: Saints in a Diverse World - Sharon Prentis (2019)
7th July 2019
Sharon Prentis uncovers stories of holy, inspired and inspiring lives from all over the world, celebrating the true diversity of the
saints and challenging the church to become what it is meant to be: a rainbow people of God serving the diverse needs of a diverse
Belt and Braces: Saving St Paul’s in the 1920s
11th June 2019
On Christmas Eve 1924 St Paul’s Cathedral was served with a Dangerous Structures notice and was closed for public safety. This talk
recounts the extraordinary story of how the Cathedral moved and cracked testing the structure and relations with the City of London. It
will look at the superfluity of advice that became available, the investigations which were carried out and the ingenious engineering
endeavours that rendered the building safe once more. This talk is by Robert Bowles, Structural Engineer.
What Did Jesus Look Like? - Joan Taylor (2019)
2nd June 2019
Joan Taylor talks about the influences on early depictions of Jesus in art and what they tell us about what he did, or definitely
didn’t, look like, and why that's important. Recorded on Sunday 2 June 2019 at St Paul's Cathedral.
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others - Barbara Brown Taylor (2019)
30th May 2019
Barbara Brown Taylor explores how we can encounter God in the faith of other people, and how our faith can be improved by the faith of
others, even those we fundamentally disagree with. Recorded at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday 30 May 2019.
The Paradox of Freedom - Graham Tomlin (2019)
5th May 2019
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.