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 Choristers sing in one of the most iconic buildings in the world, perform in concerts around the globe and receive a first-class
academic education at the Cathedral School. Being a Chorister is fun, inspiring and gives a unique start to life.
St Paul's Choristers sing Choral Evensong most days during term time as well as Choral Mattins and Sung Eucharist on Sunday morning. They also
take part in special services, broadcasts, concerts and tours and study the piano and one other instrument alongside their vocal tuition. Within
this framework the boys carry out normal school activities, both academic and sporting, and often go on to win major scholarships to schools
throughout the country. The Choristers attend the Cathedral School as boarders and are looked after by the Headmaster and his staff. Boys start
with a probationary year when they learn about the routines and repertoire of the Choir and are given a firm grounding in vocal technique and sight
reading. Once they have become full choristers they take a full part in the liturgical life of the Cathedral.
Could your son be a Chorister?
Enthusiasm, intelligence and potential are the keys to becoming a St Paul's Chorister – boys are not expected to have a fully developed voice, nor
is much formal singing experience necessary. Potential choristers need to be able to sing and to pitch notes when played on a piano.
Any boy with talent can have the opportunity of a lifetime by being a Chorister at St Paul's. All Choristers receive 100 per cent bursaries and
help with boarding fees is also available.