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.
Sheila Hancock CBE and Sam West performed the first-ever reading of Resurgam, (September 26), a
poem charting the rich history of St Paul's, written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion.
The final part of the poem, Whispering Gallery, was set to music by Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and was sung by
the Cathedral Choir.
Interweaved with the poetry, the choir also performed a programme of well-known works including Jubilate in C by Benjamin Britten, excerpts
from Franz Josef Haydn’s The Creation and C Hubert H Parry’s Coronation anthem, I was Glad.
The Cathedral Choir was led by Director of Music Andrew Carwood and accompanied by Organist Simon Johnson.
Due to a breakdown on the London Underground, which delayed Sam West, the opening of the poem was read by the Cathedral's Precentor, the
Reverend Canon Michael Hampel.