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.
London’s 110 livery companies, the oldest of which trace their history back to medieval times, are
today committed to charitable giving for schools, crafts, training, almshouses and much more besides.
St Paul’s is proud of its shared history with the City Livery Companies and is fortunate to have enjoyed their support, in some cases, over
many hundreds of years. This ongoing partnership is invaluable in helping us welcome and engage people with our worship, learning and heritage.
The Chapter of St Paul’s is most grateful to the following Livery Companies who have generously supported the Cathedral over the past year
or are supporters of our current capital projects:
Actuaries, Air Pilots, Apothecaries, Armourers & Brasiers, Arts Scholars, Bakers, Barbers, Blacksmiths, Brewers, Builders Merchants, Butchers,
Carmen, Carpenters, Chartered Accountants, Chartered Surveyors, Clockmakers, *Clothworkers, Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers, Cooks, Coopers,
Cordwainers, Curriers, Cutlers, Distillers, *Drapers, Dyers, Environmental Cleaners, Fan Makers, Farmers, Farriers, Feltmakers, *Fishmongers,
*Founders, *Girdlers, Glass Sellers, *Glovers, *Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers, *Goldsmiths, *Grocers, Haberdashers, Horners, Information
Technologists, Insurers, **Ironmongers, Joiners and Ceilers*Leathersellers, Lightmongers, Marketors, Masons, *Mercers, *Merchant Taylors,
*Musicians, Needlemakers, Parish Clerks, *Pattenmakers, Pewterers, *Plaisterers, Plumbers, Saddlers, Salters, *Scriveners, Security
Professionals, Shipwrights, Skinners, Solicitors, Stationers & Newspaper Makers, *Tallow Chandlers, Tin Plate Workers, Tobacco Pipe Makers,
Turners, Tylers & Bricklayers, Vintners, Wax Chandlers, Weavers, World Traders.
*Indicates support of a Choristership, which are also supported by the Order of the British Empire, Morden College, the United Guilds Trust,
the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor and the Friends of St Paul’s Cathedral.