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 on Canvas' kicks off new lunchtime talk series
07 February 2014
The first in a series of free lunchtime talks at St Paul's begins this month with a look at the Cathedral's
extraordinary and eclectic range of oil paintings.
St Paul's on Canvas will look at how and why St Paul's has collected paintings over the
years, many of which have never been on public display, and what they tell us about the life and work of the Cathedral.
Held on Tuesday 18 February from 1pm - 1.45pm in the Cathedral's Wren Suite, the talk is free and open to all.
Booking is essential. To reserve a place please email
This talk is the first in a series of six across 2014, organised by the Cathedral's Collections department.
Each presentation will take an aspect of the Cathedral Collections as the starting point to illuminate and elucidate an aspect of the rich life
and work of St Paul’s. These 45-minute introductions will be delivered by Cathedral staff and volunteers who have researched specific items
from the Library, Archives or Object Collection.
The talks will endeavour to bring star objects and less well known but significant treasures to the fore as they reveal details behind the big
stories in the history of St Paul’s as well as some of the less well known facets of the pursuit of the Cathedral Mission and associated
activities and events.
Space is limited for all sessions and booking will be essential. Booking will open when the programme, with titles and an indication of
content, are posted on the website.
Coming soon: Saving St Paul’s
The Women of the Crypt