Conservation

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Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong

Conservation

Everything at St Paul's, both outside and inside, requires regular care and attention to help maintain the Cathedral's rich history.

Fabric repairs
The fabric of St Paul’s - most notably the great white blocks of Portland stone from which it is built - have helped Wren’s great church gain the iconic status it has today. Parts of the building exposed to the elements are in need of care - in just the last year we have started to repair the roofs and stone balustrades - a two-year task involving 1,500ft of copings, 300 stone balusters and 15,000 square feet of lead. The benefits of this work will still be felt by generations to come, meaning St Paul's will remain a constant in an ever-changing city.

Collections repairs
St Paul's is no dusty attic of forgotten or unwanted artefacts; each has a story to tell, whether it’s a fragile piece of mosaic in need of repair, part of the high altar bombed in WW2 or stones from the pre-fire Old St Paul’s. We sincerely hope that many of you who love St Paul's can also to give your support to the conservation of these priceless collections.

Library Appeal
As part of the Cathedral's current strategy we will renovate Wren's great library so that it can be more widely opened to the public, while maintaining its current role as an archive and place of scholarship. We will also create an exhibition to display our greatest treasures, including the 1526 William Tyndale Bible, our medieval manuscripts, and artefacts from our amazing collections. 
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Become a Conservation Patron 
You will receive free entry to the Cathedral; behind-the-scenes progress tours; updates on conservation and reserved seats at Cathedral events.

For more information please contact Benjamin Nikolay at bnikolay@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 0207 246 8308.