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
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
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.
London’s 110 livery companies, the oldest of which trace their history back to medieval times, are
today groups of men and women committed to charitable giving for schools, crafts, training, almshouses and much more besides.
Some 40 still have their own Hall and there are 26,000 liverymen and 15,500 freemen overall. It is estimated that City Livery Companies give
some £40m a year to charitable causes and St Paul’s has been very fortunate to have enjoyed the support of City livery companies, in some cases
over many hundreds of years.
The Chapter of St Paul’s are most grateful to the following livery companies who, in addition to helping the United Guilds Trustees to cover
the costs of the annual United Guilds service, have generously supported the Cathedral since the last service:
Apothecaries, Armourers & Brasiers, Arts Scholars, Bakers, Barbers, Brewers, Builders Merchants, Butchers, Carmen, Carpenters, Chartered
Secretaries & Administrators, Clockmakers, *Clothworkers, Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers, Cooks, Coopers, Cordwainers, Curriers,
Cutlers, Distillers, *Drapers, Dyers, Fan Makers, Feltmakers, Firefighters, *Fishmongers, *Founders, *Girdlers, Glass Sellers, *Glovers, *Gold
& Silver Wyre Drawers, *Goldsmiths, *Grocers, Haberdashers, Innholders, **Ironmongers, *Leathersellers, Lightmongers, Marketors, Masons,
*Mercers, Merchant Taylors, *Musicians, *Needlemakers, Parish Clerks, *Pattenmakers, Pewterers, *Plaisterers, Plumbers, Saddlers, Salters,
*Scriveners, Stationers & Newspaper Makers, *Tallow Chandlers, Tin Plate Workers, Tobacco Pipe Makers, Turners, Tylers & Bricklayers, Vintners,
Wax Chandlers, Weavers, Woolmen. *Indicates support of a choristership, two more of which are also supported by the Order of the
British Empire, two by Morden College, and one each by the United Guilds Trust, the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor, the Friends of St
Paul’s Cathedral and Mark Pigott KBE