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
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
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.
As well as being a revolution of ideas, the Reformation saw huge changes to the music of the Church, with new music written by composers
whose work remains alive in worship to this day - the likes of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.
This series of Choral Evensongs across every Sunday in October will explore the music of the Reformation, sung by the St Paul's Cathedral Choir,
with sermons looking in more detail about the Reformation and focusing a particular English monarch.
As with every service at St Paul's, there is no charge.
Sunday 1 October
Magnificat | Cornysh Nunc dimittis | Plainsong Ave Maria | Cornysh
Preacher: Andrew Carwood, Director of Music, on the Reformation and King Henry VII
Sunday 8 October
Magnificat [a5], Nunc dimittis | Tallis Christe Jesu pastor bone | Taverner
Preacher: TBC, on the Reformation and King Henry VIII
Sunday 15 October
Evening service | Tye A new commandment | Mundy He that hath my commandments | Giles If ye love me | Tallis
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor, on the Reformation and King Edward VI
Sunday 22 October
Second service | Sheppard Gaude, gaude, gaude | Sheppard
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Charlotte Methuen, University of Glasgow, on the Reformation and Queen Mary
Sunday 29 October
Third service | Byrd See, see the world is incarnate | Gibbons
Preacher: The Reverend Rosemary Morton,
Minor Canon and Succentor, on the Reformation and Queen Elizabeth I