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.
You can support us by becoming a Friend of St Paul's, in so doing you will be making a contribution to the future of this great Cathedral and
can enjoy a much closer connection with us. Friends enjoy the following benefits:
• Free year–round admission to the Cathedral (COVID -19 restrictions withstanding)
• Access to exclusive Friends website and online community
• Early previews of upcoming events and exhibitions
• 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop
• Regular Cathedral news via our quarterly e-newsletter
• Priority access for selected ticketed events
• Invitations to exclusive Friends events, including bespoke digital arts and culture opportunities
To become a Friend please fill in our online application form.
If you do not have easy access to the internet and would prefer to apply via post then please download the application form at the bottom of
this page and send by post to Friends of St Pauls Cathedral, Chapter House, London, EC4M 8AD.
Being a Friend of St Paul’s provides an opportunity to become part of a unique community where you can engage with us and fellow supporters of
the Cathedral to enjoy our music, heritage, art and spiritual learning. Here is what some of our Friends say:
“There’s such a thriving life inside the Cathedral. I love the connection to that.” - Jean Reed
“It’s wonderful to have access to what feels like a hidden London.” - Yodia Lo
“As someone who works in the City, I love the capacity I now have to enjoy the solace at the Cathedral whenever I need it.”
- Samuel Ennis
The Friends have a long history of supporting St Paul’s. During the Second World War, volunteers risked their lives to save the Cathedral from
being bombed. Today, some of our Friends play a crucial voluntary role in welcoming visitors and being Cathedral guides.
Friends membership subscriptions provide a vital contribution towards the running of the Cathedral, including assisting with our world class
music provision, the conservation of our historic fabric, and our schools and family learning programme.
Whether as a financial or practical supporter, the Friends play a crucial role in helping us to keep St Paul’s open for all. As the Reverend
Canon Jonathan Brewster says,
“To become a Friend of St Paul’s is to participate in this extraordinary place, to take care of an historic masterpiece and to come alive
to something greater than yourself.”
Please consider joining us today.
Friends annual subscription fees
Individual plus guest (Friends are permitted to bring a different guest every time they visit St Paul’s).