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 to remember your departed loved ones this All Souls
30 October 2014
Owing to a moving response in both 2012 and 2013, St Paul's is once again inviting people from across the
world to submit the names of their lost loved ones, to be commemorated at All Souls.
On Sunday 2 November, we remember the Faithful Departed - those whom we love but see no longer.
At the 6pm Eucharist, a Requiem Mass set to the music of Maurice Duruflé, a book containing the names of the departed who have been remembered in
the past year at the Cathedral, together with prayer slips written before the service by members of the congregation, are carried forward and
placed on the altar.
Congregation members then come forward and light candles in memory of departed loved ones.
Last year, the Cathedral invited members of its online Facebook and Twitter communities to submit names, which were then be collated and added to
those placed on the Cathedral's altar. The response was overwhelming, with many hundreds of names coming from across the world, representing all
faiths as well as those with no faith. Names included those of friends, family and even beloved family pets.