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.
Explore St Paul's rich archives at special pop-up event
15 November 2013
A pop-up stand showing off some of St Paul's fascinating archive items, will be set-up for all to see in early
For one hour on Wednesday, 4 December, members of the Cathedral's Collections team will show off their wares to visitors as part of a national
campaign entitled Explore your
Designed to help raise awareness of rich historical collections around the UK and Ireland, Explore Your
Archive is the brainchild of the Archives and Records Association and The National Archives, and aims to highlight the value of these collections to
society and the impact they make on individual lives.
Visitors to the St Paul's display will be able to view facsimile copies of unique items held in the Cathedral Archives, meet and chat to the
Archivist, and take away information about upcoming events.
Wednesday 4 December
2pm - 3pm
St Paul's Cathedral crypt (entry via north west crypt door)
Free (Usual charges to enter Cathedral apply)
Sarah Hale, Cathedral Archivist said: "We are really excited to be part of the Explore Your Archive
campaign and we hope the ‘meet the Archivist’ session will be a great opportunity for visitors to gain an insight into the Cathedral’s
fantastic collections and learn something about the Cathedral’s history that they may not have known before."
The St Paul’s Cathedral Archives hold records relating to the architecture of the building including papers and drawings created by the
Surveyor to the Fabric, while the historic records of the Dean and Chapter (including the original drawings by Sir Christopher Wren and his
draughtsmen) are held at the London Metropolitan Archives. An online catalogue and further information can be found at: www.stpauls.co.uk/archive