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.
The weaknesses of trial by jury, the rights and wrongs of large benefits payments, the reported exodus of white Brits from London and the
government's sale of 4G mobile phone licences were alldiscussedas BBC Question Time came to St Paul's.
Chaired by David Dimbleby, his guests were Labour MP, Diane Abbott; former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine; Business Secretary, Vince Cable;
columnist and author, Peter Hitchens; and St Paul's former Canon Chancellor, GIles Fraser.
As well as being watched by millions around the UK on television, the programme was also being followed by thousands using social media site
Twitter. Using the hash tag #bbcqt, user were able to comment on
what they were watching and debate what was being said.
But perhaps the most touching moment of the show came right at the end in the programme's credits, where Sir Christopher Wren was given a nod for
set design. This briefly saw him become one of the most talked about subjects on Twitter as the show ended.
St Paul's is no stranger to debate and conversation. Led by St Paul's Institute
and St Paul's Forum, we regularly hold events on the Cathedral floor under the
dome, as well as in other areas of the Cathedral.