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.
Christmas is one of the defining points of the year, for believers and non-believers alike. Archbishop Stephen Cottrell and Biblical
scholar Dr Paula Gooder explore the Advent themes that turn our thoughts to eternity and the real meaning of our lives, and the Christmas
stories themselves: what Jesus’ birth means, how the world changes because of it, why Christmas is much more hopeful but also darker than we
may think, and why it’s all about love.
Stephen Cottrell is the Archbishop of York and the author of more than 20 books, including Walking Backwards to
Christmas and Let it Slow: An Advent Calendar with a Difference. His most recent is Dear England, a letter to the
country on why the Christian narrative still makes sense today.
Paula Gooder is a renowned Biblical scholar and theologian, the Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and the author of numerous
academic and popular books including Journey to the Manger: Exploring the Birth of Jesus and The Meaning is in the Waiting: The
Spirit of Advent.
The event is free, but if you are able to make a donation to the continuing learning programme at St Paul’s Cathedral when you register for the
event we would be very grateful.