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.
A Priest who has served in the Middle East as well as here in the UK has been appointed Sacrist of St Paul's
The Reverend Nigel Dawkins will take up his post this Autumn and become one of three Minor Canons at St Paul's, whose responsibilities include
ceremonial, pastoral and musical elements of life of the Cathedral.
Nigel served his curacy in a parish in Surrey and then worked for three years in the Anglican
Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. As the Anglican Chaplain in Yemen he was responsible for running a health clinic which served the needs of
the local population and as the Port Chaplain in Dubai he provided spiritual and practical support to seafarers in sometimes difficult
A former IT consultant, Nigel is currently working with the Diocese of
Southwark, investigating the use of web-based learning in ministerial training. He maintains a strong interest in how new technology can be
used to support the mission of the Christian Church, most notably in the training of those called to lay and ordained ministry.
Outside his ministry, Nigel enjoys driving a 1972 MGB GT, reading the science fiction of John Wyndham and listening to the music of Canadian
rock band Rush. He will move to St Paul's with his wife, Catherine, who is also a priest.
Nigel said: "I am excited about joining the team at St Paul's and look forward to taking part in the Cathedral's tradition of excellence in
worship and engagement with society."