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.
Prince of Wales attends Waterloo service of commemoration at St Paul's
18 June 2015
Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have attended a national service to commemorate the 200th anniversary of
the Battle of Waterloo at St Paul’s.
Also in attendance at the service on Thursday 18 June were the Earl of Wessex, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prime Minister, President of the
European Parliament, Lord Mayor of London and the Duke of Wellington.
Amongst the congregation were senior representatives of the Armed Services, representatives and ambassadors of all combatant countries involved in
the Battle, and descendants of men who fought in the Battle.
200 children and 200 teachers were also invited, alongside members of the public who entered a ballot for tickets.
During the service, an anthologicon was read, drawn from extracts from contemporary accounts of events before, during and after the Battle by
British, French and German readers under-laid by the sound of the organ.
The Bishop of London, The Right Reverend Richard Chartres preached, praising the "courage and resolution of the great Duke and those who fought
with Wellington at Waterloo."