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 Vision and Values of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
The Cathedral is a community of worship and mission with a particular role in supporting the Bishop of London in her work across the
diocese and beyond.
We are above all a living Christian church, inspired by the love of God in Jesus Christ to offer welcome, prayer and learning.
Together, we are entrusted with the outstanding building and the iconic dome, the fruit of human skills offered to the glory of God. We
will curate and fashion the building on behalf of current and future generations as a sign of hope for all.
We will bring together all our resources to make a tangible difference to people’s lives, shaping policy and attitudes to tackle social
injustice, specifically in the area of young people’s mental health.
OUR VALUES Welcoming – we all offer a warm inclusive welcome to everyone: our colleagues,volunteers and each one of our visitors.
Responsible – We are people of integrity, each responsible for part of the whole of the Cathedral’s work, looking after
the Cathedral for the next generation.
Engaging – we seek to engage everyone in our mission, at the Cathedral, within London, and across the World.
Nourishing – As a community we work together in a learning environment, aiming for the highest possible standards in
everything we do whilst acknowledging that we cannot do everything