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.
Adopt a book
For three hundred years, the stable conditions of the Wren's library have helped preserve its books. Today, owing simply to their great age, many
have deteriorated and require significant repair.
The majority of our 13,500-strong collection needs conservation, which will help them continue to act as a repository of knowledge as
well as forming an important aspect of a historic 18th century library chamber, largely unaltered from the day of completion. The collection of
Bibles, theological works, sermons and ecclesiastical history form an immense resource, and their repair, with your help, will ensure their
preservation for future generations.
Adopt a tile
One of St Paul's most distinctive features is its stunning 'chequer-board' floor - 18,000 marble tiles covering around 60,000 square feet. Many of
the tiles are loose, cracked or broken and in need of repair. Where possible we will try and rescue a tile, but in many cases this is not possible
and we have to buy new stone at great expense.
Now, you can help us maintain these surprisingly fragile marbles, walked over by royalty, world leaders and hundreds-of-thousands of visitors
through the years. The side of an adopted tile is engraved with the initials of its adopter, and they will be given a plan to show exactly which
their tile is.
You can adopt a book for £240 a year and a tile for as little as £150.