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.
The Cathedral's popular annual Christmas card this year features a painted image of the Cathedral called Winter Light at St Paul's, by artist Colin
Ruffell. The greeting reads 'Joy and peace be yours at Christmas'. A pack of five with envelopes is £3.50. MORE INFORMATION
To mark the end of what has been a fantastic Jubilee year, a limited edition cross has been designed, with a crown to mark this landmark year in
the Queen's reign. The cross retails at £9.50. MORE INFORMATION
The Cathedral's Jesus Chapel, commonly known as the American Chapel, serves as a space in which the American dead of the Second World War are
remembered. The Jesus Chapel Bird Brooch is carved from a single tagua nut, a seed from a type of palm that grows in South American
rainforests. The design is inspired by the intricate polished oak and lime wood carvings from the American Chapel, which faithfully depicts
indigenous American birds, fruits and flowers.
St Paul's is one of the world's most recognisable buildings and a newly updated book by Ann Saunders shows off Wren's masterpiece in all its
glory. With brand-new images (taken since the Cathedral's 15-year restoration and cleaning project came to an end), this book is beautifully
illustrated with rare items from city and Cathedral archives, and glorious colour photography of today's building and its treasures. St Paul's Cathedral: 1,400 Years at the Heart of London tells of St Paul's fascinating history. MORE