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 main work on the album, entitled Symphonic Organ Works, is Franck's Symphony in D Minor, a piece
which is thought to owe much to the influence of the organ, an instrument for which Franck wrote much music.
Simon Johnson introduces his new album
Released through Hyperion, the album contains three
other works, Cantabile, Pièce héroïque and
Symphonic Interlude from Rédemption.
'Transcribing Franck's D minor Symphony for organ works extremely well. Simon Johnson's performance on the
instrument at St Paul's Cathedral is deftly paced, and the shorter pieces are also enjoyable' BBC Music Magazine
'This new Hyperion recording of Franck's Symphony in Simon Johnson's transcription and played by him on the great organ of St Paul's Cathedral
is an impressive and enlightening experience. Johnson clearly has the measure of the work … I was enthralled throughout. The Cantabile and the great Pièce héroïque are very finely
performed … The detail in the recording is surprisingly good considering the venue, and the engineers have to be applauded for capturing this
magnificent instrument in its more refined and gentle registration … Johnson's performance is beautifully paced throughout' International Record Review