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.
Revd Andrew Hammond to leave St Paul's for St Mary
10 April 2012
The Succentor of St Paul's, Andrew
Hammond, is to leave the Cathedral to take up the post of Vicar at St Mary's in Willesden.
Andrew, who is a Minor Canon at St Paul's, will
continue to serve here for the next four months and will be installed at St Mary’s on 4September.
St Mary's in Willesden was founded in the year 938 by King Athelstan. The church contains the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden and has a Holy
Well underneath it.
The parish is an urban priority area with a multi-cultural and socially mixed character. It lies between the North Circular Road and the Harrow
Road and is very close to the largest Hindu temple in Europe. St Mary’s Church of England School is also next to the church.
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Treasurer of St Paul's said: "We congratulate Andrew on his appointment and are proud that he is to begin work
in the ancient parish church of Willesden, of which the Chapter of St Paul's is a Patron and with which we have strong ties.
"Andrew is faced with many exciting opportunities in taking on this new role and we wish him – when the time comes – every possible happiness