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.
Gala dinner helps safeguard future of historic Cathedral library
08 June 2015
Crucial conservation work to Sir Christopher Wren's magnificent St Paul's library received a huge boost after the Cathedral held its second
fundraising gala dinner.
Almost 250 attended the dinner, held in the nave of the Cathedral on Thursday 4 June 2015. The guests of honour were Their Royal Highnesses The
Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
On arriving, all guests were able to see the Cathedral library and hear from members of the Cathedral's Collections department about the need for
restoration and conservation work both on the library chamber itself and the thousands of books it contains.
Readings between dinner courses were given by Edward Fox, Joely Richardson, Patricia Hodge and Helen McCrory.
The evening as a whole helped raise more than £200,000 for the project, which as well as conservation will help provide improved educational access
to the library.
St Paul's receives no government funding either to help preserve Wren's masterpiece or for the great wealth of services, concerts and activities
that take place here.
The Cathedral's Fundraising department therefore helps play a crucial role in preserving this great icon of London and the nation for generations
The Cathedral library is just one area of Cathedral life to which you are able to donate money. More details about all our
fundraising activities can be found at www.stpauls.co.uk/support.
The Cathedral is extremely grateful to Floreat Group for their kind and committed
support of the gala dinner.