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.
Pop-up display to show three centuries of St Paul's royal connections
06 August 2014
Three students working at St Paul's over the summer will have the pick of the Cathedral collections to put on
a pop-up display for visitors.
MA students Louise, Emma and Charlotte, all taking Museum Studies courses at Leicester University, will each present items relating to a royal
event from each of the first three centuries of Wren's great Church.
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 August 1pm - 2pm each day Cathedral crypt (entry via north west crypt door) Free (Charges to enter the main body of the Cathedral apply) All welcome
The pop-up display in the Cathedral crypt will include images and objects from the Thanksgiving Service for the recovery of King George
III in 1789; Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897; and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981.
Alongside images and photographs of the events, a series of objects will be used to bring the role of St Paul’s as a host for occasions of national
celebration to life. Objects include medals, metalwork, textiles and plans - all of which help to illustrate these historic occasions.
The students will be on-hand to answer questions about these three significant occasions in the Cathedral's history and visitors will also be
able to meet and chat to some of the Collections Team, as well as taking away information about upcoming events.
The students are assisting the Collections Department for eight weeks to put into practise the skills and knowledge that have been developed in
the previous nine months of their course. They are undertaking a number of projects to help preserve the collections and make them more
St Paul's Cathedral Collections The Cathedral Collections form a unique record of the spiritual,
liturgical, architectural, administrative and social life of one of the world’s outstanding buildings and its imposing predecessor, the
pre-fire Old St Paul's Cathedral. They are maintained as an asset for current use and as a legacy for future generations. www.stpauls.co.uk/collections