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.
Archbishop praises the 'steady, patient and relentless' work of the Church Urban Fund
20 June 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has recognised the crucial work of the Church Urban Fund at a service to celebrate the
charity's 25th anniversary.
Speaking at Evensong in St Paul's on Monday 18 June, The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams focused on the work of the CUF in opening people's eyes to
what we might not otherwise have seen in our society.
He said: "For the last 25 years we have not been allowed to get away with ignoring the realities of challenge and powerlessness and
deprivation. And part of the vocation of the Church Urban Fund is constantly and deliberately to be on the lookout for what it is that, today
and tomorrow, we are being subtly or not so subtly encouraged to ignore."
He continued: "The Church Urban Fund is there to call us all to judgment, not in a glib, finger‑wagging sort of way, but steadily,
patiently and relentlessly."
Founded in 1987, the CUF was created to help the poorest people in England. Its aim is to increase the passion within the Church for the
marginalised in this country and to make the Church's response more effective. Each year it supports over 300 church and Christian projects