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.
Full line-up for BBC Question Time at St Paul's announced
20 February 2013
Three political heavyweights, an author and journalist, and the former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's, will make up
the panel for this week's BBC Question Time, broadcast from the Cathedral.
Lord Heseltine - Conservative
A prominent player in the governments of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Michael Heseltine first became a Member of Parliament in 1966
and held various Cabinet positions, including for defence, environment and trade, before becoming Deputy Prime Minister in 1995. He retired in
2001 and took up his seat in the Lords soon after.
Diane Abbott MP - Labour
The first black woman in the House of Commons, Diane Abbott has been an MP since 1987. Not afraid to split from party policy, she voted against
both the war in Iraq and the former Labour government's plan for ID cards. She ran for the leadership of the Labour part in 2010 but was
eliminated in the first round. She is now Shadow Minister for Public Health.
Vince Cable MP - Liberal Democrat
A member of the Coalition government, Vince Cable currently holds the Cabinet position of Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and
Skills. An economics graduate who previously worked in industry, Vince Cable first became an MP in 1997 at the fourth attempt. He
acted as leader of the Liberal Democrats for a brief period in 2007.
Giles Fraser - priest
The Reverend Canon Giles Fraser is the vicar of St Mary, Newington, as well as a media commentator on religious matters and columnist for the
Guardian and Church Times. He held the post of Canon Chancellor at St Paul's Cathedral from 2009 until 2011. A priest since 1994, prior to St
Paul's he was Team Rector of St Mary's, Putney, and he has authored several books.
Peter Hitchens - journalist and author
Formerly an atheist, Peter Hitchens is now part of the Church of England and is a strong advocate of traditional values within the Church. A
Daily Express reporter from 1977, he initially focused on labour affairs before becoming a foreign correspondent, working in both Moscow and
Washington DC. He is the author of a number of books and currently has a column in the Mail on Sunday.
Question Time, hosted by David Dimbleby, will be broadcast on Thursday 21 February at 10.35pm on
The Cathedral will be live tweeting throughout the programme. Please join the debate by following us on Twitter at @stpaulslondon using the hash tag #bbcqt.