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.
The St Paul's Cathedral Chorister Trust was established in 1984 to provide resources for the education and musical training of our
Choristers, regardless of the financial position of their families. Grants made by the Trust have given many boys the unique
experience of being a member of the choir of St Paul’s.
The Chapter of St Paul's currently provide very generous scholarships which cover the full cost of the Choristers’ education and music tuition.
The running cost is around £450K, Chapter needs to reduce this burden and looks to the Chorister Trust to assist in this task.
Another element of high cost is the boarding fees of Choristers at the Cathedral School. At present the Trustees award grants towards this
element to approximately 40% of the Choristers. We are very grateful to have recently received a charitable gift from the Patron's Fund,
and are honoured to have HM The Queen as our Patron.
The charity’s funds are professionally managed. A board of trustees is appointed by Chapter and the Court of Aldermen of the
City of London Corporation. Their collective experience encompasses finance, choral excellence, education and administration.
St Paul's Cathedral Chorister Trust Registered charity 290205
Patron: HM The Queen | President: The Lord Mayor | Chair: Emma Whitaker
Trustees: Andrew Carwood, James Cross, Prue Keely Davies, Emma Davies, Alderman Peter Estlin, Alderman
David Graves, Alderman Nicholas Lyons, James Olley (Secretary)