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.
We have always sought a peaceful resolution to the Occupy protest, and are sincerely thankful that yesterday’s removal was carried out calmly
and was largely peaceful. We wish to acknowledge fully that the Occupy movement is helping to raise issues of social justice in the national
and international consciousness but we have always held that a permanent camp outside St Paul’s was unsustainable. We also acknowledge that the
Corporation had to carry out its statutory duties and that all parties were subject to the rule of law and judgement of the courts.
Over the past four months we have been in continuous dialogue with Occupy and have encouraged them to work with us by using alternative
platforms at the Cathedral. Proposals have included a tent inside the Cathedral during Lent and working with us in planning an educational
programme. We also proposed a debate under the dome with Occupy and other people involved in the issues. All of these offers have been made and
discussed since late November 2011, but Occupy were unable to agree a response to them. Nevertheless St Paul’s Cathedral is fully committed to
promoting issues of social and economic justice with renewed energy through our worship, teaching and the work of St Paul’s Institute.~
In the past months we have been made to re-examine our values and the role of St Paul’s. We’ll continue to do this and we look forward to
welcoming a new Dean alongside us as we work together to shape our future mission.