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.
St Paul's announces new Head of Schools & Families
20 June 2014
St Paul's is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of Schools & Families, who will lead the
Cathedral's 'imaginative engagement' with children and young people.
Donna McDowell will join the Cathedral community in September to take up the busy role welcoming groups from schools and youth projects from
across the Diocese of London and beyond.
Donna, originally from Northern Ireland, has been teaching for many years, including seven years as a teacher of Religious Studies.
She will join the dedicated Schools & Families team, which is based in the Education Centre in the crypt of the Cathedral.
Speaking of her appointment, Donna said: "Having spent seven years as a secondary school teacher of Religious Studies and Philosophy in London,
I am very much looking forward to making the move into education outside the classroom. I feel privileged to be able to join a dynamic
education team in such a vibrant and iconic site of worship, and am excited to continue developing the resources for older students, families
and the online learning community."
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's said: "I am really delighted to welcome Donna to the Cathedral and
to head up our great Schools & Families team. The educational and interpretative work of the department is to allow children and young
people understand more about the Christian faith and the ways in which St Paul’s tries to live out that faith, historically and in our own