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.
Cathedral Choristers of Britain to Sing at St Paul's
23 March 2016
Diamond Fund Jubilee Concert
A new Choir at St Paul’s Cathedral– for one night only
from almost every Cathedral Choir in the land will sing in concert for the first time ever.
A unique choir of more than 60 Choristers will join St Paul’s Cathedral’s choristers for one night only – to launch the Diamond Fund for
Choristers and to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Friends of Cathedral Music. The concert will be conducted by St Paul’s Director
of Music Andrew Carwood.
The Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) was founded in 1956 to help support music in the UK’s cathedrals after World War Two. Annual
subscriptions of 4,000 members help fund Cathedral Choirs - but cathedral music is once again at risk.
Applications for funding are running at more than twice FCM’s available resources, as revenue from traditional sources of finance
The new Diamond Fund for Choristers aims to raise £10m by 2020, to
relieve hardship with targeted grants,
fund Chorister bursaries, and
provide other support to help Choristers develop and flourish
Friends of Cathedral Music’s Chairman, Prof Peter Toyne, said: ‘FCM is determined to preserve the English Choral Tradition as a key part of the
UK’s national heritage and a living tradition dating back 1,400 years. 27 April promises to be a glittering event.’