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 'brilliant young star' organist appointed to leading Oxford College
12 June 2014
After six years honing his skills on the Grand Organ of St Paul's, the Cathedral's Sub Organist will be moving to
one of Oxford University's most famous colleges.
Timothy Wakerell will move to New College Oxford to take the post of Assistant Organist,
having been Sub Organist at St Paul's since 2008. In that time he has played for countless services, trained dozens of Choristers, performed at
numerous recitals and been part of important national occasions such as the Diamond Jubilee of 2012 and Funeral of Baroness Thatcher in 2013.
Tim studied at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Phillips and David Graham, winning all the major prizes for organ performance. In
2011 he won second prize in the Carl Nielsen International Organ Competition in Odense, Denmark. He is in increasing demand as a solo
recitalist and has performed throughout the UK, as well as in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.
Tim said: "It has been a huge pleasure and privilege to work at St Paul’s. The Cathedral has some exceptionally talented people who have
been a huge inspiration to me. Working as Sub Organist has given me many new and exciting challenges and I will take away many happy
The Cathedral's Director of Music, Andrew Carwood, paid tribute saying: "Tim has been a terrific servant to the Cathedral, arriving as the
brilliant young star from the Royal College of Music a little under six years ago. During his time with us he has become an absolutely
exceptional organist. He has also been a wonderfully calming influence in the Music Department during what has been a time of great change
Tim will take up his position at New College at the start of the new academic year this autumn.