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.
Senior civil servant appointed to top administrative role at St Paul's
12 June 2015
A senior civil servant with experience across Whitehall departments has been appointed Registrar of St Paul's, the Cathedral's top
The Cathedral Chapter is delighted to announce Emma Davies will take up the role in September 2015.
Emma will move from her position as Change Director for Defence People in the Ministry of Defence, where she has also been Principal Private
Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence and Head of Business Strategy and Governance. She previously worked at the Ministry of Justice.
Emma originally trained and worked as a solicitor, qualifying in 1994. She joined the Crown Prosecution Service as Senior Crown Prosecutor covering
child abuse, sexual offences and youth offending. She then undertook a number of roles in the Home Office Criminal Justice IT Department and the
Department of the Deputy Prime Minister. She served for four years in Her Majesty's Court Service as Deputy Director in operational roles.
In 2013-14 Emma attended the Royal College of Defence Studies and was awarded an MA in International Relations and Security by King’s College
London. Emma lives with her family in Hertfordshire.
Emma's appointment as Registrar of St Paul's will see her assist the Cathedral Chapter with their executive responsibilities and to take on much
responsibility for the management and development of the Cathedral.
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, said: "I’m very glad indeed to welcome Emma as a member of the team at St Paul’s. She
brings with her a wide range of skills and experience, including managing complexity and implementing change, and is well placed to help the
Cathedral as we work together to achieve our strategic plan for the next generation, building on the good work of our current Registrar.”
Emma said: "It is a privilege to have been appointed Registrar. I am looking forward to working with the team at St Paul's to deliver the wide
range of responsibilities, serving the Chapter, as well as the wider community in and around this world famous institution and iconic building.”