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 breakfast tastes of the Bishop of London and Dean of St Paul's have been revealed, after they were
presented with jars of marmalade by Cathedral volunteers.
Both the Right Reverend Richard Chartres and the Very Reverend David Ison disclosed they were fans of the orange preserve as they received the
Cathedral Confitures from Linda Shepherd, Chris Allen, Richard Reddaway and
Sylvia Knight, all members of the Cathedral volunteers' Friday Team.
The Bishop was given a jar of Bishop's Breakfast, a classic and old-fashioned recipe, while the Dean
took away a pot of Dean's Delight, with a hint of ginger added to the orange.
Chris Allen said: "Linda Shepherd and Ann Tomlin, long standing marmalade makers, were discussing their recipes last month - it being marmalade
time. I too make marmalade and we each decided to bring some in for a tasting. Chris Redfern also brought in some of his wife’s marmalade and
we all had a jolly time tasting each others' recipes in the vestry one Friday last month.
"Another team member, Diana Davis, had read about National Marmalade
Week, and sent us an article about it. This made it even more pertinent and I was day dreaming about a brand name and invented Cathedral Confitures with two recipes – Bishop’s Breakfast and
"It was a good example of how one idea can lead to another until you have a great marmalade enterprise! It was very much a team process and
full marks to the Friday Team for making it happen. And to the Bishop and the Dean for being such good sports."