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.
Sunday Forum | The Drama of Living: Becoming Wise in the Spirit | David Ford
Sunday Organ Recital - Peter Holder
Music & Choristers
The musical tradition of St Paul’s goes back many centuries and is loved and revered in equal measure
across the world.
A large part of the Cathedral’s worship is led by our choir of boy Choristers and they can be seen at some of the nation’s most visible occasions,
including in recent times the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen and the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.
All our Choristers live and study at the Cathedral School and sing in the Cathedral nearly every day, with rehearsals beginning at 8am before a
full day at school and then Choral Evensong at 5pm.
These boys work tirelessly to achieve the high standards that we and the nation expect of them without any state funding. To ensure we can be
open to all who have the talent no matter their background we must secure long-term funding to enable bursaries to be awarded to those
With your help we can sustain the excellent quality and standard of music and underpin the substantial financial commitment to music made every
year by Chapter to the musical life of St Paul's Cathedral. This amounts to £1.3m.
You can also help by supporting an individual Chorister. Medals are worn by Choristers which reflect the support of benefactors; new
medals require a financial commitment of £7,000 a year, over a minimum of six years.