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.
At a service on Monday 5 November, The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's led prayers to the fallen, before the Lord Mayor of
London and representatives form the City of London, HM Forces and other service organisations planted crosses in the ground.
In attendance were the Band of the Irish Guards, The Royal British Legion Standards, the ceremonial squad of the London
Ambulance Service and the City of London Schools Choir.
The short, moving ceremony also included the Last Post and Reveille, punctuated by a two-minute silence.
Mrs Fiona Toye, President of the Royal British Legion City of London Poppy Appeal, delivered the Kohima Prayer:
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For our tomorrow, we gave our today.
The Garden of Remembrance is open until Tuesday 27 November. Everyone is invited to plant their own crosses,
which are available from the Royal British Legion trailer, parked outside the west front of the Cathedral.