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.
Revd Robert Coupland appointed Sacrist at St Paul's
01 July 2019
St Paul's is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Robert Coupland will be joining the Liturgical Team as Sacrist from the beginning of
October. Together with the Precentor and Succentor he will share in the preparation and delivery of our Cathedral services.
Robert is currently serving his title post in Brighton as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of St Michael and All Angels and St Paul’s. There he
also serves as priest-sequestrator at St Bartholomew’s Church, one of Sussex’s most iconic parish churches, and as a volunteer chaplain to the YCMA
DownsLink Group. Prior to this, Robert undertook his formation and theological studies at Westcott House, Cambridge. Before going to Cambridge, he
worked as Pastoral Assistant at St Matthew’s, Westminster – a long-established scheme for those discerning a vocation to the priesthood. Robert
grew up in Yorkshire and previously pursued a career in early years education.
The Reverend Canon James Milne, Precentor writes: ‘We are delighted that Robert will be joining us in the autumn. He brings a range of skills and
experiences and we look forward to his contribution to our worshipping life.’
Robert writes: ‘I am both humbled and grateful by the trust placed in me by Bishop Sarah and the Chapter of St Paul’s. As a pastoral assistant I
was struck by the rich worshipping life of the Diocese. I therefore look forward to returning to London to join the Cathedral community and, as
Sacrist, to support the prayer and worship of London’s people and many visitors.’
Robert will be Licensed and Installed by the Bishop of London during Choral Evensong at 3.15pm on Sunday 6th October.