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 musical partnerships educates and inspires children across London through Cathedral music – particularly those from
disadvantaged backgrounds. We support school singing in London and beyond, run children's choirs and holiday courses, and create opportunities
for children to sing regularly in worship.
Our professional musicians run intensive workshops with schools, choirs, and children’s music groups, with many participants having the amazing
opportunity of performing at St Paul’s. We also partner with schools and parishes to support their wider learning in faith and music, and are
associated with the Choir Church Foundation.
Our programme has a track record of developing self-esteem and aspiration through performance; and by bringing together disparate
cultures, it fosters mutual understanding and more resilient communities.
"I believe very deeply that music has the power to change lives, and our interactions with St Paul’s this year have been a huge part of
this at Nightingale. I would like to thank your whole team for taking such an innovative and inclusive approach to working with
Abigail Hopper, Head Teacher, Nightingale Primary School, Hackney
We form partnerships with schools and churches to deliver these key project areas:
Sing at St Paul’s supports schools' engagement with choral music. This includes a series of workshops and a musical
OBE Organ Programme shares the wonder of the pipe organ with primary schools across Greater London, drawing participating
schools together for our ‘Organ Days’. We take digital organs into schools for interactive workshops.
Hackney Choral includes the Hackney Children's Choir and Hackney Senior Choir.
Holiday courses for young people run in Easter, summer and at Christmas.
Resources for schools, including singing assembly videos, CPD for teachers around children's singing, and advice
We particularly want to help both church and non-church state schools in the Diocese of London. If you would like to discuss your school
taking part in any of these projects, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
We run a weekly children's choir (primary school) and senior choir (secondary school) in our partner parish, St Paul's West Hackney. You can read
more about our choirs, including our admissions process, on www.hackneychoral.com.
We offer singing assemblies based on the liturgical year. They are for use in the classroom, hall or home. Each
assembly introduces a key Christian festival or season, teaches a great hymn, and unpacks how to read notation, they each conclude with a
singalong with the Cathedral Choir. Please feel free to use these videos in your schools and community.