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.
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 Angela Palotai at email@example.com.
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.
Simon Johnson - Organist & Assistant Director of Music
Simon Johnson has a remarkable and multifaceted international career as a virtuoso organist, conductor and composer. He has been involved in all of
the national occasions that have taken place at St Paul’s since his appointment in 2008, including the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher and the
Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Recitals have taken him all over Europe and the USA, as well as to many of the premier venues in the UK.
He has performed with groups such as the LSO, RPO, and The Sixteen and worked with Wes Anderson on the Oscar, Bafta and Grammy award-winning
soundtrack for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Peter Holder - Sub Organist
Peter Holder was previously the Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey, a position that he held whilst undertaking postgraduate studies at the Royal
Academy of Music (from where he also graduated with first-class honours). Whilst an undergraduate, he also held the position of Organ Scholar at St
Albans Cathedral. Amongst numerous awards at college he was the recipient of HRH Princess Alice the Duchess of Gloucester’s Prize for exemplary
studentship and his association with the Academy will continue through a fellowship and teaching. He enjoys a national and international career as
an organist, and brings to us a rich experience of music-making at the very highest level.
Nicholas Freestone - William & Irene Miller Organ Scholar
Joseph Beech is William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar for the academic year 2017-208. He joined us from St Albans Cathedral where he
had been the Organ Scholar for two years, and he has a wealth of experience, having previously held scholarships at Wells Cathedral and Tewkesbury
Abbey. Whilst an undergraduate at Oxford University he was also Organ Scholar at Worcester College.
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.