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 collections support Christian Aid Week 15 - 22 May 2016
Who is my neighbour?
11 May 2016
this year's Christian Aid Week, St Paul's is once again giving its collection money to this vital cause.
The wonderful work done by Christian Aid will also feature in prayers across the week. This year's appeal features Morsheda, a mother in Bangladesh
who lives in fear of floods - and our neighbour.
' ... she knows that the floods will come again. Her home has already been hit several times. Each time, Morsheda gathers her family
and holds them close as they wait for the danger to pass. '
Christian Aid Week is Britain’s longest-running fundraising week, supported by many thousands of people each year since 1957. At all Evensong
services from 15- 22 May, collection money will go directly to Christian Aid, with all money donated to the Cathedral's collection boxes.
The Cathedral is pleased and proud to support Christian Aid week and we encourage you to join us. The subject this year is particularly
resonant to the Cathedral as the St Paul’s Institute turns its attention to the
theme of water and stewardship over the next eighteen months. Read more about the Institute's Just Water project.
Morsheda may live in Bangladesh, but she’s still our neighbour, and we need to consider what we can do to help her, what we can do to help
others like her, and how our own actions can affect the lives of others however far away.
We hope and pray that Christian Aid Week will be successful in alerting the world to the changes that must be made to many people’s lives in our
world and celebrate Christian Aid’s vital and practical contribution to that change.
A prayer from Bangladesh
O Saviour Christ, in whose way of life lies the secret of all life,
and the hopes of all the people,
we pray for quiet courage to meet this hour.
We did not choose to be born or to live in such an age.
But let its problems challenge us,
its discoveries exhilarate us,
its injustice anger us, its possibilities inspire us,
and its vigour renew us,
for your Kingdom’s sake.
(John Carden, Bangladesh, A Procession of Prayers: Meditations and Prayers from around the World, Cassell, 1998)