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 services, entitled Looking for the Light (December 1 & 2), were sung by the Cathedral Choir and featured music by composers such as
Rachmaninov, Poulenc and a new work by Matthew Martin, commissioned with the generous support of the St Paul's Music Patrons.
The music was interspersed with readings, beginning with the opening of Genesis, Let there be
The Advent Processions are part of the long tradition in the English Church of vivid Advent services, the purpose of which are to help us as we
prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and for his coming in glory.
During the services, the Procession moved from West to East, from the direction of darkness towards the brightness of sunrise. It expressed
symbolically our desire to turn away from the darkness in which we are separated from God, and draw closer to the Light, which is God.
The candlelight in the procession wis a reminder of the light of the presence of the incarnate God in our human nature, God with us.