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.
Achievements include winning both the Royal Canadian College of Organists' 2012 young organists’ competition and the 2013 Howard Fairclough
Organ Competition. In the same year she took second place in the Canadian National Organ Playing Competition.
Last year, Rachel and fellow organist Sarah Svendsen, formed Organized
Crime, a duo that plays traditional and non-traditional repertoire (often in stilettos), with a focus on having fun!
At St Paul's, Rachel will join Organist Simon Johnson and Sub-Organist Timothy Wakerell, in the music department which is led by Director
of Music Andrew Carwood.
Rachel said: "I am thrilled to have been appointed organ scholar at St Paul's Cathedral. It will be a privilege to work with such
experienced musicians as Andrew, Simon and Timothy, in so magnificent and historical a setting. It is with great excitement that I look
forward to joining them and the Cathedral Choir in September.
Andrew Carwood, said: "We are delighted to welcome Rachel to the team at St Paul’s, where she will join a long line of fine organists
associated with the musical tradition at the Cathedral and its outstanding collection of pipe organs. Her organ playing at audition was
superbly poised and elegant and her considerable experiences and talents as a musician will be richly valued throughout the Cathedral."
The organ scholar of St Paul's plays a full role in the musical life of the Cathedral. As well as playing for services and in recitals,
duties include taking choir rehearsals, conducting and helping with departmental administration, including being the assistant choir
Rachel will take over from Richard Moore, who has held the position for the past two years.