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.
Diocese of London's Week of Prayer comes to St Paul's
23 May 2014
As part of its Capital Vision 2020 project and following on from its success last year, the Diocese of London is
again calling on all people to visit St Paul's for a special Week of Prayer in June.
For the whole week beginning Monday 9 June, the Cathedral's Chapel of St Michael and St George will be used as an interactive prayer space by
the Diocese, inviting all people from its 400 parishes and beyond to come to the Cathedral in what the Bishop of London describes as a 'great
wave of prayer'.
Commenting on the significance of the Prayer Week's timing, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres said: "We will embark upon another week of prayer,
starting at midnight on the great Feast of Pentecost, for "the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but
that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” (Romans VIII.26). We will finish at midnight on Trinity Sunday. This is a
deliberate setting aside of seven days to remind us that all our days must be shot through with prayer and practising the presence of God."