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 to mark centenary of Scott’s Antarctic Expedition, 100 years on
21 March 2012
A century after Captain Robert Falcon Scott wrote his last diary entry, St Paul’s Cathedral will commemorate
the British Antarctic ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition and pay tribute to the courage and fortitude of Scott and his men and celebrate the scientific
legacy of the expedition.
The service, on Thursday, 29thMarch at 11am, will be attended by HRH The Princess Royal who will read a lesson; the broadcaster Sir
David Attenborough, who will read an extract from the final diary entry of Captain Scott and the Bishop of London, who will give the sermon.
The Government will be represented by the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon William Hague MP.
The service will also be attended by many descendants of Scott’s team, some of whom will lay a memorial wreath at the commemorative plaque to
Scott in the cathedral.
The service is being organised and sponsored by the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) (www.spri.cam.ac.uk) and the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) (www.ukaht.org).
South with Scott – art installation
From 27 March to 3 April, St Paul’s will be hosting an art installation, created by the grandson of Lt Teddy Evans, second in command of
the British Antarctic Expedition.
Julian Broke-Evans will present ‘South with Scott’, a live audio-visual feed of two-metre high vertical ice flutes standing in a windswept
ice landscape. The images will be on a large screen with wireless headphones relaying the haunting sound. The installation is open for all
visitors to see.