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.
As well as making a contribution to the future of this great Cathedral, by becoming a Friend of St Paul's you'll also receive many
As a Friend of St Paul’s you will enjoy free admission to the Cathedral, reserved seats at a number of annual Cathedral events and a copy of
Dome magazine twice a year to keep you updated with Cathedral news. Friends also enjoy a 10% discount on purchases in the Cathedral shop. There
is always an allocation of tickets made available to the Friends for Handel’s Messiah, one of our most popular concerts of the year and a
Each summer there is a Friends' Festival with an AGM, Choral Evensong, a short recital by the Choristers and a reception. Other social events
are arranged for the Friends from time to time.
Today, there are some 3,000 Friends who provide both financial and practical support to St Paul’s. The majority of our Friends are UK-based,
but others come from 25 different countries. Around 130 of our Friends are Working Friends; volunteers who give their time to welcome visitors,
sell guidebooks and answer visitors' questions. A few of these become guides, taking a six-month training course and passing an examination
before they start guiding.