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.
Providing a focus for many visitors has been a spray painted image of a refugee mother and child, painted by renowned street artist CBloxx as part
of a wider project this summer.
The large painting is accompanied by a prayer (below) and now sits by a pair of child's shoes in the sand, a reference to the image of a young
child lying dead on a beach - a picture which has shocked the world.
In your kindness look with mercy on those who today
are fleeing from danger.
Watch over migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,
those separated from their loved ones,
those who are lost
and those who have been exiled from their homes.
Bring them safely to the place where they long to be,
and help us always to show your kindness to strangers
and those in need.
Bless the work of those seeking to bring them
Awaken compassion and urgency in governments
and all whose decision making can make a difference
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
who too was a refugee and migrant
who traveled to another land
searching for a home.