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.
From surprise special celebrity readers to your favourite carols, and the wonder and worship of God's mystery - there's something for everyone at
St Paul's during Advent and Christmas.
Bring the children for a family-friendly carol service on a Saturday morning, join us for the Bishop of London's last Midnight Eucharist at the
Cathedral, or take in an organ meditation in the New Year.
Saturday 10 December 5pm - Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten. The ever-popular work for boys’ voices and harp,
performed by the Choristers of St Paul’s and Sioned Williams. Motets sung by the Vicars Choral and readings for Advent.
Thursday 15 December 6.30pm - A Celebration of Christmas We can't announce our celebrity readers yet but some special guests will
join the Cathedral Choir and City of London Sinfonia for our popular annual celebration. Music conducted by Andrew Carwood. Sponsored by Lloyds
Saturday 17 December 11am - Family Carols Enjoy Christmas favourites in a service lasting 45 minutes, sung by the chamber
choir, Cantate. Children are especially welcome and look out for puppeteer Simon Buckley in the pulpit.
Sunday 18 December 3.15pm – Choral Evensong Sung by the Cathedral Choir, including the Blessing of the Crib and the lighting
of the Christmas trees.
Friday 23 December 4pm - Christmas Carol Service Sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Saturday 24 December, Christmas Eve 4pm - Christmas Carol Service Sung by the Cathedral Choir.
11.30pm - Midnight Eucharist The First Eucharist of Christmas with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
The Bishop of London will preside and preach.
Sunday 25 December, Christmas Day 8am - Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer
8.45am - Morning Prayer
11am - Sung Eucharist The principal service of the
day with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral
The Bishop of London will preside and the Dean of St Paul's will preach.
3.15pm - Festal Evensong The traditional choral service
with congregational carols and music sung by the
Monday 26 December 5pm – Evening Prayer with Carols For the Feast of St Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
Tuesday 27 December 5pm – Evening Prayer with Carols
Wednesday 28 December 5pm – Evensong with Carols For the Feast of the Holy Innocents
Friday 6 January, The Feast of the Epiphany 5pm – Sung Eucharist
Sunday 8 January 6pm - La Nativité du Seigneur, Olivier Messiaen Messiaen’s organ meditation on the mystery of the birth of
Christ, interspersed with readings and prayers. Performed by Peter Holder.
Sunday 15 January Sunday services as usual, including: 3.15pm - Epiphanytide Procession We celebrate the
revelation of Christ to the world through the visit of the Magi to the infant Christ, his Baptism and his first miracle at the wedding at Cana in
Galilee, in words and music. Sung by the Cathedral Choir.