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.
Young women inspired about their futures at St Paul's
16 March 2015
An inspiring and challenging evening to help young women think about their futures has been held at St Paul's.
The St Paul's Institute event, organised in partnership with Girls Talk London on Tuesday 10 March, put a group of 16- to 24-year olds into direct
discussion with professionals from throughout the City.
Designed to help the young women to think about their futures, with stories about how professional women present chose their callings, it helped
those present learn some valuable lessons.
As part of St Paul’s Institute’s ongoing programme on Women in Leadership, The Reverend Canon Tricia Hillas, Pastor of St Paul's, reminded the
audience in her introduction of what Liz Bingham
of EY said at the Institute’s first Women in Leadership event last summer, that "we need to lift as we climb to bring on the next generation of
talent and to do that authentically and with passion, commitment and compassion."
She emphasized that women’s equality was an issue for the Church as a question of human dignity, of justice and of helping to value each human
being, made in the image of God. It is also about the equality of opportunity, which, whilst less directly Biblical, is an integral step in the
process of getting to equality.
Canon Tricia was followed by keynote speaker Hemione Hudson, Senior Partner at PwC, who used very moving and personal anecdotes
from her own experience of juggling work and family to explain that whilst no one can "have it all", women can have what matters most to them.
The most exciting part of the evening came when ten different mentors, including some of the Cathedral’s own professionals, in sectors including
the clergy, teaching, law, accounting, public relations and media, met with the young women around a number of tables, giving everyone the chance
to speak and network with women from many different industries to ask them for advice and find out about their career and life journey.
Using this ‘speed mentoring’ technique led to questions and answers that began the passing of intergenerational wisdom that is key to promoting a
more meaningful relationship to work founded on professional integrity.