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 returns to St Paul's
01 April 2015
As part of its Capital Vision 2020 project and following two successful years at the Cathedral, the Diocese of London is again calling on
all people to visit St Paul's for a special Week of Prayer in May.
For the whole week beginning Monday 18 May, 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 for what the Bishop of London describes as 'authentic
prayer', around the theme of 'journeys' - whether that be our personal or faith journeys.
In a letter on the Diocese's website The Right
Reverend Richard Chartres, says: "Whatever our church tradition, we know that authentic prayer - listening deeply and responding obediently - takes
time. Our busy city life will eat up all available hours and it is a good discipline to remind each other of the importance of prayer by having
deliberate seasons of waiting upon God.
"So in May we will hold our third Week of Prayer in preparation for the great Feast of Pentecost, praying that we may be strengthened in our inner
being with power through his Spirit.
"I hope that once again, many of you will come to St Paul’s Cathedral, to pray during this week. As well as the Cathedral’s regular pattern of
worship there will be dedicated space in the Chapel of St Michael and St George to support your prayer journey over the week in creative and
The chapel will be open for prayer throughout each day and people are invited to attend as individuals or as part of wider parish and