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.
Opening the service, which was attended by survivors, the bereaved, emergency services and people from scores of organisations which assisted in
the aftermath of the fire, the Dean of St Paul's, The Very Reverend David Ison, said: "In this service we bring together people of different faiths
and none, as we remember with love before God those whose lives were lost, and pray for them to be at peace."
Also at the service were The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Teresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.
Designed with input from the Grenfell community, the service was a mix of sights and sounds, with the Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra Schools Girls
Choir, oud player Rihab Azar and the Ebony Steel Band, joining the Cathedral Choir and Organ.
A particularly moving moment saw Maria Jafari, the daugther of one of the fire's victims, read a poem by 13th century Persian poet Jalal
ad-Din Muhamma Rumi.
In his address, the Bishop of Kensington, the Right Reverend Graham Tomlin spoke of the horror of the fateful day in June and also of the great
strength of community that was born from it and what the future can hold. He said: "Our hope is the name of Grenfell will not just be known as a
symbol of sorrow, grief and injustice but a symbol of the time we learnt a new and better way to listen and to love".