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 Chapter and entire community of St Paul’s is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Tricia
Hillas as the Cathedral’s new Canon Pastor.
Tricia is currently Vicar of St Barnabas in Northolt and formerly the Sub-Dean for Northolt, Perivale and Greenford. Born inKuala Lumpur,
Tricia trained as a social worker, before ordination in 2002. She has worked in the Diocese of London since then. Recently, Tricia has
completed her MSc in conflict resolution and mediation.
Married to Andrew, Tricia loves adventure travelling and experiencing new people and cultures. In recent years she has trekked to Everest Base
camp and made an assault on Kilimanjaro. When not on world-wide adventures she can regularly be spotted at Vicarage Road, supporting her
beloved Watford FC.
As Canon Pastor, Tricia will oversee the welfare and training of all people at St Paul’s, with a specific focus on marketing, enterprises,
communications, HR and development. She will lead the pastoral mission and develop relationships and chaplaincy-style support for regular
worshippers and people of Christian faith across London.
Speaking of her appointment, Tricia said: "For over 1,400 years the community of St Paul's has sought to live and to share the amazing news
that God is with and alongside each of us; present every moment, in times of individual and national celebration and desolation. I am
absolutely delighted, and if I'm honest a little astonished, to be invited to join the community of St Paul's at this time, in what seems to be
a significant phase in the life and ministry of the Cathedral. I am sure it will be a great adventure and look forward to the many
opportunities, and no doubt challenges, ahead."
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, said: ”We are delighted to be able to welcome Tricia and Andrew to St Paul's. Tricia’s
experience of engaging with a wide variety of disadvantage as a social worker in London complements her parish experience in ways which fit her
well for this caring and outward-looking post. We also look forward to seeing how she will apply her studies in the theology of laughter!”
Tricia is only the third female Residentiary Canon in the history of St Paul’s and this will be the first time the Cathedral has had two female
Canons at the same time. Of the eight full-time priests, three will now be women.
Tricia will be installed early in 2014. She replaces the Right Reverend Michael Colclough, who retired last month.