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.
St Paul's collections now available for all to see online
25 May 2012
Thousands of significant objects and a large quantity of archive material from St Paul's Cathedral are now
accessible to the public for the first time.
The online database, reached through the Cathedral & History section of the St Paul's website, offers themed browsing of the collections as well as a search
option to help people find material they are particularly interested in.
Simon Carter, Head of the Cathedral’s Collections Department said: "Sharing the collections of St Paul’s with the world in this way helps to
unlock their potential as a great source of knowledge and inspiration, and helps people to connect with the life and work of the Cathedral."
Highlights from the collections which can now be viewed online include:
Carved and painted stones from the pre-fire Cathedral
A portrait of the renowned poet and Dean of St Paul’s, John Donne
Architectural Drawings by Christopher Wren
The Jubilee Cope, designed by Beryl Dean and made for the Bishop of London to mark the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in
Collections intern, Charlotte, looks at some of the photographs in the collection