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.
As Volunteers' Week begins in the UK, the Cathedral gives a simple message to all those who give up their time and efforts here: thank
Somewhere as big, old and as busy at St Paul's cannot operate without a lot of people, and as well as the 150 paid staff, an army of volunteers
much larger than that help in all areas of Cathedral life.
So we say thank you to our Working Friends and Guides, Bell Ringers, Wandsmen, Broderers, Servers, Pastoral Team, Flower
Arrangers, Eucharistic Assistants, Lay Canons, Non-Executive Directors, Trustees, Council Members, Advisory Board Members and volunteers across
different departments, notably Schools & Families and Collections.
The Reverend Canon Tricia Hillas, Pastor of St Paul's said: "The community of St Paul’s is rich and expansive. The truth of this is nowhere better
expressed than in the wide range of work and ministry offered by our volunteers.
"They are to be found throughout the physical building (from the upper behind-the-scenes areas to the depths of the crypt) and they contribute to a
surprising range of areas of service. These diverse volunteers bring a depth of experience, individual passion, academic interest, dedication,
expertise and knowledge without which our life as a Cathedral, and what we offer to our visitors, would be greatly impoverished.
"It is often said, but is most definitely true, that we really wouldn’t be what we are without them and so in this national Volunteers' Week, we
want to say a public ‘thank you’ to each of them."