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.
This service was open to all and drew on the message of the Olympic Creed: that courage to compete is as important as the fight to be victorious.
It was the first time that a Paralympic service has been held.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, a Paralympian who has won eleven Paralympic gold medals and won six London Marathons, gave the address.
She said: "At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the eyes of the world are upon us. Right now I am so proud to be British. When I see what has
been achieved I like many thousands of others am able to say that I am proud to be Paralympian."
Paralympic athlete Anne Wufula-Strike was interviewed during the service and there was a performance by the Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and
Hearing Children. There was also a demonstration by the GB men's under-22 wheelchair basketball team.
A number of Paralympic sports were showcased on the Cathedral floor both before and during the service, including boccia, tennis and table