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 team of five is made up of: Tom Fletcher - Works Manager Vanessa de Lande Long - Corporate Events Assistant Rob Gordon - St Paul's Institute Manager Ed Holmes - Press & Communications Manager Garry Shrimpton - Cathedral Shop Buyer
Vertical Rush, described by The Times as 'a race for sporting masochists', has been held since 2009 and is the UK's original tower running event.
Held at Tower 42 (formerly the National Westminster Tower), it sees hundreds of competitors ascending the 920 steps of the 182m tall building in
the fastest time possible.
Team St Paul's Cathedral decided to sign-up for the challenge as Shelter undertakes vitally important work in the City of London as well as
throughout the capital and the UK, helping to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.
Ed Holmes said: "Both St Paul's Cathedral and Tower 42 stand tall in the City of London and it is vital that those people who live and work in the
Square Mile, one of the wealthiest areas of land in the whole world, remember that issues of homelessness and poor housing continue to
this day. Challenges such as Vertical Rush can only serve to help raise awareness of the vital work of this charity."
"With 2014 now upon us, our training will begin in earnest. Luckily, St Paul's provides excellent stair running facilities and we'll be dashing
from the Cathedral floor to the Golden Gallery in no time at all...hopefully."
Sponsoring Team St Paul's Cathedral is simple. Just go to our JustGiving
page and pledge as much as you feel able to. Every penny counts and we are hugely grateful for any and all support.