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.
In his address he said: "The story of humankind is the story of one bloody mess after another so that the Christmas carol is horribly accurate when it
says that man at war with man hears not the love song which the angels bring... Anniversaries of war are no occasions for celebration and, if anything,
provide moments of recognition that all is not well with the world. And yet we, as people of faith, are obliged to express hope despite everything –
and the altar frontal, which provides the focus for our commemoration this evening and, indeed, for the next four years, articulates – both physically
and aesthetically – a legacy lest we forget."