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.
And with 24 Deaneries to visit at the rate of three a year, covering the entire Diocese will take eight years.
Members of each parish within the Deaneries will be encouraged to attend their special Evensong, and it is hoped the churchgoers of London will
come to share in the music of their Cathedral Choir at the service in their particular Deanery.
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul’s said: "There is wonderful and uplifting music-making going on throughout the Diocese. We
want to share something of what we do here at the Cathedral with people at a local level and give our Choristers a sense of the bigger picture -
visiting some of the churches whose names we hear offered in our prayers on a regular basis. We’re also looking forward to the hospitality for
which our parish churches are renowned!
"The cathedral choral tradition is a treasure house of prayer and praise to God and, on these Deanery Evensong visits, we shall enjoy giving away
riches not our own.”
Deaneries already visited:
Sunday 23 November 2014 - Central Barnet Deanery
Sunday 1 February 2015 - Ealing Deanery
Sunday 24 May 2015 - Tower Hamlets Deanery
Sunday 4 October 2015 - East Haringey Deanery
Sunday 7 February 2016 - Westminster (Paddington) Deanery
Sunday 22 May 2016 - Westminster (St Marylebone) Deanery
Sunday 20 November 2016 - North Camden Deanery
Sunday 12 March 2017 - Hampton Deanery
Sunday 21 May 2017 - Harrow Deanery