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.
WW1 veteran’s daughter views her father’s needlework at St Paul’s
18 September 2015
A woman whose father helped create a stunning altar frontal at St Paul's has visited the Cathedral to see his skilled handiwork.
Sergeant George Henry Brammer of the 1st Battalion, The King’s Own Royal
Lancaster Regiment, worked on an altar frontal for St Paul’s Cathedral which was first used in July 1919 at the national thanksgiving service in
the presence of the King and Queen.
Disabled servicemen learned embroidery as part of their rehabilitation at the end of the Great War and the resulting altar frontal is on display at
St Paul’s as part of the Cathedral’s commemoration of the centenary of that terrible conflict.
George’s daughter, Ida Spencer, visited St Paul’s on Friday 18 September to see her father’s contribution. At the age of 89, she travelled from
Burnley in Lancashire to stay with her granddaughter Emma and the Cathedral was delighted to welcome them and show them this beautiful piece of art
from war which has impressed hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world since it went on display on 4 August 2014 – the 100th
anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Mrs Spencer also met some of the Cathedral’s Broderers who painstakingly restored the frontal over several months in 2014 in preparation for its
display to the public.
You can read more about George Brammer and the many other men who contributed to the embroidering of the frontal on our dedicated website pages.
And, of course, you can come and see it for yourself any time between now and 2018.