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.
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Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
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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
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First aid at St Paul's receives boost with addition of new defibrillator
20 August 2015
The donation of a piece of life-saving equipment to St Paul's has given the Cathedral a huge boost in its first aid offering.
The brand-new defibrillator was donated to the Cathedral by Community Heartbeat Trust, a
national charity dedicated to the provision of this technology into the community.
Handing over the defibrillator, which will be used in the Cathedral's crypt, Martin Fagan, National Secretary of Community Heartbeat Trust said:
“Following a meeting with BT, whose offices overlook St Paul’s, we had lunch in the crypt, and whilst there, noticed the very large number of
people. On asking if the Cathedral had a defibrillator, it transpired there was one on upper levels but nothing for the crypt. We therefore decided
to donate a defibrillator to the Cathedral, along with a full support and a training programme for staff.”
"Whilst it is hoped that the equipment may never be used, this new device, along with the existing sites on the upper levels, will bring safety and
reassurance to the millions of people visiting London’s most iconic building."
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul's, added: "First aid is a crucial part of our care of visitors to St Paul’s and this new
defibrillator is a welcome addition to our means of keeping people safe here. We’re very grateful to Community Heartbeat Trust for their generosity