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.
Sheila Hancock, CBE and Sam West will come to
the Cathedral for the Touching Eternity concert on Wednesday 26
September, when they will perform alongside St Paul’s Cathedral Choir.
The evening will include the reading of Resurgam, a poem written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew
Motion, commissioned especially for the 300th anniversary of the completion of St Paul’s, celebrated last year.
The four-part poem focuses on the history of the Cathedral Church and the place it has in the nation’s heart. The final part of the poem,
Whispering Gallery, has been set to music by Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and
will be sung by the Cathedral Choir.
The concert also features a programme of choral music including Jubilate in C by Benjamin Britten,
excerpts from Franz Josef Haydn’s The Creation and C Hubert H Parry’s Coronation anthem, I was Glad. The Cathedral Choir will be led by Director of Music Andrew Carwood and accompanied by Organist Simon
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral said: "We are incredibly excited at the prospect of this new work being
delivered by two such fine actors as well as the setting of the final section by one of this country’s leading composers and performed by one
of its very best choirs.
"The name of this concert, Touching Eternity, is inspired by a phrase from this new poem written by
Sir Andrew Motion, and it wonderfully reflects the principal role of this remarkable church as a place of worship.”
Tickets for the concert are available through www.timeout.com/stpaulscathedral at
the discounted price of £8, £6 and £3. They are also available on the door priced at £10, £8 and £5.