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.
Anniversary of Martin Luther King's visit to St Paul's marked at free lunchtime talk
10 November 2014
Dr Martin Luther King Jr, is seen as one of the most influential figures in modern worldwide
To mark the 50th anniversary of Dr King's address to 4,000 people at St Paul's Cathedral, this talk by Simon Carter, Head of Collections, will recount
the circumstances of the visit and explore how the Cathedral became involved with the civil rights movement; the campaign for nuclear disarmament and
clandestine anti-apartheid activities.
This talk is part of a series organised by the Cathedral's Collections department.
Each presentation takes an aspect of the Cathedral Collections as the starting point to illuminate and elucidate an aspect of the rich life and
work of St Paul’s. These 45-minute introductions in the crypt Wren Suite are delivered by Cathedral staff and volunteers who have researched
specific items from the Library, Archives or Object Collection.
The talks will endeavour to bring star objects and less well known but significant treasures to the fore as they reveal details behind the big
stories in the history of St Paul’s as well as some of the less well known facets of the pursuit of the Cathedral Mission and associated
activities and events.