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 says 'we care' about support for the disabled
25 June 2013
As the Care and Support Bill goes through
the House of Lords and on the eve of the Government's latest Spending
Review, St Paul's Cathedral has shown its support of a leading UK disability charity.
The Britain Cares campaign, led by Scope, is calling on people across the country to show that the nation cares about disabled people and their right to the essential
support needed to live their lives.
This week, St Paul's showed its commitment to the pursuit of disability rights as the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend David Ison, said "we
The Dean has joined more than 25,000 other people who have taken part in the campaign. People are encouraged to upload their photographs to the
Britain Cares website, which calls for guaranteed provision of funding
to ensure that more than 100,000 disable people receive help to do the basics like getting washed, dressed and out of the house.
The Dean has also written to the Cathedral's MP, Mark Field, to help urge the Government to ensure appropriate funding is secured.
In the letter, he says: "We are in dialogue with groups concerned about disability issues inside and outside the Church. They and we welcome
the Government’s commitment to a social care system which is fair and enables people to have a quality of life.
"However, from the evidence it appears likely that the threshold for access to care support for disabled people has been set too high, in
order to keep expenditure down, in a way which is adversely affecting disabled people of working age, including those who are able and
willing to work but are struggling to get the support they need in order to contribute to our economic life.
"Please will you work to ensure that as part of the spending review in government, the needs of disabled people are properly funded to
enable adequate provision of social care?"