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.
Amongst many examples of their current work to the Cathedral’s historic collection of copes and vestments, the broderers also showed the
Duchess a World
War One altar frontal, embroidered by soldiers recovering from front-line action, which will be the centrepiece of the Cathedral's
commemorations to the Great War, beginning in August this year.
As Patron of the Embroiderers’ Guild, the Duchess then joined a reception in the crypt and presented the first award in the name of Beryl Dean, the legendary embroidery designer whose
stunning cope, covered in images of 73 churches in the Diocese of London, was worn by the Bishop of London at the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.