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.
More than 200 primary and special educational needs schools from the source of the river in Gloucestershire to the estuary in Essex and Kent
have been involved in creating the tapestry, each creating a one square metre piece of textural embroidery.
The artwork has been made possible by the Millennium Tapestry Company, a not-for-profit organisation, in partnership with the Thames Heritage
Trust. The project has been awarded the Inspire Mark by LOCOG, meaning it is officially recognised as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Funding of the tapestry has been made possible through grants from the City Bridge Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Ernest Cook Trust and Hemraj
Goyal Foundation, as well as several other trusts and organisations.
Lizzie Owen, Chief Executive of The Millennium Tapestry Company: "The Thames Heritage Tapestry project is a totally joyful celebration of
everything that makes the river so iconic. It is purely educational and wholly inclusive, providing everyone involved with a basis for
acquiring new skills that will lead on to a lifelong learning adventure.”
Paul Coleman, Chairman of the Thames Heritage Trust: "The finished tapestry is a multifaceted portrait of the Thames, from
its source to the sea, through the eyes of the children of all abilities who live along its banks.”
Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South East England Stuart McLeod: "This imaginative project has mobilised thousands of children and their
families to tell the ever-flowing tale that links thousands of communities both physically and throughout history.”
Clare Thomas, Chief Grants Officer of the City Bridge Trust: "The Trust is delighted to be supporting the Thames Heritage
Tapestry project. We have seen the work produced by young people in previous schemes run by the Millennium Tapestry Company, which are quite
inspirational, and fully expect the same this time round. The finished work offers offer a unique and engaging view of the Thames from