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.
St Paul's benefits from a fine choral tradition, led by our own talented choirs, who lead much of the worship, concerts and other events
The Cathedral Choir
Resident at St Paul's throughout most of the year, the Cathedral Choir consists of 30 boy treble Choristers, eight probationers and 12 Vicars
Choral - all professional adult singers who sing alto, tenors and bass.
At the heart of the Choir's being is the singing of Choral Evensong each day, with Choral Mattins and Sung Eucharist on Sundays. As well as this
traditional routine, the Choir frequently gives concerts and broadcasts, as well as producing critically-acclaimed recordings and touring across the world.
St Paul's Cathedral Consort
The Cathedral Consort was formed in response to the large number of extra services and evening events which take place at St Paul's. It consists of
the Vicars Choral and our team of professional sopranos.
St Paul's Cathedral Chorus
The Cathedral Chorus is an amateur choir which augments the Cathedral Choir in performances of Handel's Messiah and
Bach's St John Passion every year. New members are always welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guild of the Companions of St Paul
The Guild of the Companions of St Paul is the network for old Choristers of St Paul's and musicians who have been associated with the
Andrew Carwood - Director of Music
Andrew Carwood is the first non-organist to lead the music at St Paul's since the 12th century. He has gained a reputation as one of the most
versatile musicians of his generation, having had an illustrious career as a singer before focusing attention on conducting and choral direction.
He trained as a choral scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, and was a lay clerk at Christ Church, Oxford and Westminster Cathedral, before
becoming Director of Music at the Brompton Oratory. As a conductor his reputation was established with The Cardinall's Musick and together the
three-time Gramohone award winners continue to perform throughout the UK and Europe.
William Fox - Acting Organist & Assistant Director of Music Before joining St Paul's, William was the Organ Scholar of Magdalen College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a first-class
degree in Music. Previously, he held Organ Scholarships at Hereford Cathedral, and at Wells Cathedral while at school. William is a
prize-winning fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and was recently appointed a Junior Fellow of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. William
is active as an organ recitalist in the UK and abroad, and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio and Television.
Benjamin Collyer - William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar Benjamin comes to St Paul’s from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He was
taught first at Chetham's School of Music with Christopher Stokes, and then at the University of Oxford where he studied for a BA in Musicology.
Benjamin is currently studying for an MA in Organ Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he holds the Richard Newton Scarth Award. He is
also an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.
Tom Daggett - OBE Organ Outreach Fellow
Tom Daggett is a former Organ Scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford. He has a wealth of experience in the field of education and outreach,
principally from his association with the Centre for Theology and Community. He founded the Hackney Children’s Choir and has a deep vocation to
help the disadvantaged, particularly through his own enthusiasm for and experience of music.
Martin Ford - Acting Sub-Organist
Martin Ford is the Acting Sub-Organist of St Paul’s
for the Michaelmas term 2021. He is also the Organist & Director of Music at The Guards’ Chapel, Birdcage Walk, where he directs the twelve-voice
professional choir. His wide-ranging freelance career encompasses a variety of work as an organist, piano accompanist, choral director and teacher.
Martin read Music at Oxford University, graduating with a first-class degree, before continuing his studies on the Masters programme at the Royal
College of Music. He has held organ scholarships at Southwark Cathedral and Magdalen College, Oxford, the positions of Assistant Organist at St
Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Abbey, and Acting Sub-Organist of Christ Church Cathedral,