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.
John Seely and Paul Paget were brought together both in a life partnership and in a professional architectural practice. Both men were
Surveyors of St Paul’s Cathedral and together they oversaw some of the most significant architectural additions to the building of the
twentieth century. John was the eldest surviving son of the 1st Baron Mottistone. Born in 1899, he read architecture at Trinity
College, Cambridge, where he met Paul Edward Paget. The son of a bishop, Paget was an extrovert and entertainer. The pair became
inseparable: in Paget’s words, ‘it was just the marriage of two minds…we became virtually one person’. The pair went into business in
1922 and lived and worked together. This talk will look at the lives of the two men, how their personalities complemented one another
and how the fruits of their partnership are reflected in the fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral.
This talk explores the lives of three women commemorated in the cathedral crypt, revealing stories of compassion and philanthropy,
crime and punishment. Join Vivien Kermath, a Cathedral guide, who has pursued in-depth research in to the biographies of these
individuals, to discover tales of unscrupulous suitors, abductions and faith and fortitude in the face of adversity.
St Paul’s and the Movement for the Ordination of Women
Friday 15 June
1 - 2pm
Join Fabiana Barticioti, an Archivist from LSE, to discover the history of The Movement for the Ordination of Women within the Church
of England. A story of clandestine services, heated national debate and the determination that unity and equality would overcome
division and hostility. Related archive material from St Paul’s Cathedral Collections will also be on display.