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.
The Friends' Patron HRH The Duchess of Gloucester spoke at the end of
the traditional chorister recital of her love of St Paul's. She expressed thanks to the Friends for their support, especially for young people -
they provide a choristership and contribute to educational work with schools.
The new Friends' Chorister is Toby, age seven, who presented HRH with a posy.
Former Dean - Dean Emeritus - the Rt Revd. Graeme Knowles preached on the nature of true friendship. He contrasted the 'shallow and transient
nature of social media friends' with the deeper friendship forged with real friends, and the ultimate friendship described in the old Sunday School
hymn "What a friend we have in Jesus".
The service was extended to include Benefactors, listing for the first time the names of those Friends known to have died over the past year
together with the names of those 15 Friends and others whose generous bequests to the Cathedral over the same time ranged from £1,000 to