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.
On Sunday 14 October, National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 was marked at St Paul’s with An Act of Hope and Remembrance to remember those whose
lives have been taken away or abused by hate crimes and to renew their commitment to be vigilant and strong in defending the dignity of all human
This short act of remembrance and renewal launched the beginning of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The National Candle of Hope and Remembrance
for those affected by hate crime was lit by Rajonuddin Jalal from the Altab Ali Foundation and Rose Simkin from Stop Hate UK in memory of Altab Ali
and Stephen Lawrence and other victims of hate crimes.
The Diversity Choir sang at the event, where prayers were offered by Bishop Sarah Mullally, and Trudy Howson, National LGBT Poet Laureate, read a
poem she had written for this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
A number of short addresses were given, including by Hardyal Dhindsa, Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, who said: “Many challenges lie
ahead, but what we must not forget is that hate stems from a lack of understanding and a fear of difference: we all must strive to ensure that
across our communities, difference is celebrated, not feared. I strongly believe that our differences make us stronger and it is our differences
that make life interesting. That is why we must stand together to say no to hate.”