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.
Advent is the season when we prepare both for the birth of Jesus and for his return in glory. It invites us to journey with the people
who prepared his way, from the Old Testament Prophets to Mary the mother of God, and also to contemplate the reality of our own ultimate
meeting with God. It is both a joyful and a serious season which challenges us to ask ourselves what really lies at the heart of our
Jane Williams’ book The Art of Advent sheds new light on the season’s themes through art from all over the world, including masterpieces by
Rembrandt, El Greco and Blake, 15th century Ethiopian frescoes and contemporary works from China, Australia and the UK. Considering how art can
illuminate familiar themes and stories, we will explore paintings and the insights they offer into the theology and spirituality of Advent.
Dr Jane Williams is the Assistant Dean of St Mellitus College. She is the author of academic and popular works of theology including The
Art of Advent (SPCK 2018) and The Merciful Humility of God (Bloomsbury 2018).