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
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
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.
Confirmed guests include Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham and Business Secretary, Vince Cable; Dianne Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney North and
Stoke Newington; and Conservative politician and former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine.
St Paul’s was one of the country’s original places for debate, with assemblies from Paul’s Cross (in the present Cathedral gardens) dating back
to the 13th Century.
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St. Paul’s, said: "Question Time is not only an immediately recognisable contemporary institution. It
represents what's at the heart of this country: a commitment to free debate and to the questioning of policies and opinions, whether of those with
power and influence or of those who challenge them.
"St. Paul's Cathedral has for centuries been a place of debate, committed to the quest for truth with courtesy. So we're delighted to be hosting
the programme here, and we're hoping it will look at the burning issues of the day with some of the perspective of the wisdom of the ages.”
Question Time Editor, Nicolai Gentchev, said: "We're delighted to be producing the programme from St Paul's, and I am sure the quality and passion
of the debate will match the sublime setting. The site of the Cathedral is one of London's oldest places of debate, and we hope it will inspire our
audience and panel.”