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.
Paul Ryan from Café Art, said: "The goals of this competition and Café Art are to provide people affected by homelessness an
outlet to express their talent and creativity. The artwork is displayed in Cafes around London and all money from sales go directly to the
artist. This fantastic initiative has helped to boost self-esteem, confidence and self-worth.
"We will have an exhibition and are also putting some of the photographs into the annual calendar which will be sold by people affected
by homelessness. The calendar is part of the project will help people earn an income and work for themselves."
Last year’s calendar raised over £5,500 for artists and art groups run by homelessness sector organisations.
Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director-General of The Royal Photographic Society, said: "The Society is pleased to lend its support to Café
Art which has had such a positive impact in supporting and working with homeless people. It is well known that art and photography can help
raise an individual’s confidence and sense of worth which can be as important as more tangible benefits. This competition will contribute to
that as well as raising awareness of the problem of homelessness.