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.
In ordaining Graham, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said: "Bishops are called to serve and care for the flock of
Christ. Mindful of the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for his sheep, they are to love and pray for those committed to their charge,
knowing their people and being known by them. As principal ministers of word and sacrament, stewards of the mysteries of God, they are to
preside at the Lord’s table and to lead the offering of prayer and praise. They are to feed God’s pilgrim people, and so build up the Body of
The pastoral staff given to Graham is a gift from the Diocese of Newcastle. It is a traditional Northumbrian shepherd’s crook. He will use
a mitre which belonged to Bishop Douglas Sargent, Bishop of Selby (1962-1971), by whom he was baptised.
The sermon was preached by The Reverend Canon Dr Dagmar Winter.