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.
She said: "Why would anyone want to learn to walk in the dark? Almost none of us questions the fear of the dark - whether it’s the literal or
spiritual darkness - even when it causes us to miss half of what it means to be human, even when it robs us of the treasures of darkness, even when
it leaves us helpless during the night times of our lives, believing we have been abandoned by a God who may actually prefer working the night
She explored the Bible stories of night time miracles and the Orthodox and mystical traditions of seeking God in mystery beyond words, and
suggested when, spiritually, it might be time to be brave enough to walk into the darkness and find God there.
Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling American author who was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people last year. An
Episcopal Priest and Professor of Religion, she has appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show, and is a favourite at the UK's Christian festival,
Greenbelt festival. She speaks and writes on the spiritual life, and her UK tour coincided with the paperback edition of her new book.