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.
Dedication Service of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor
Last entry for sightseeing
St Paul’s Cathedral has been present on this site in one form or another for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times,
but its main purpose has always been a place of worship and prayer.
Our services are always free for everyone to attend.
The building itself may speak to us of the greatness of God or the cleverness of human beings; but the heart of the Cathedral is its worshipping
human community. Prayer and worship is central to our daily pattern and music is integral to this tradition and number of our services sung by the
Cathedral Choir or visiting choirs from around the world.
To worship is to open ourselves to God: to give to God our time and attention, our hopes and our fears. We begin and end each day with worship and
During the day at hourly prayers we invite our visitors to join in the Lord’s Prayer, in their own language, as they pause and pray. We give thanks
together for all that is good, and we pray for others and ourselves. We give our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ, and through him we become
children of God.
You are welcome to be present at any of our acts of worship. You can simply listen, or join in with us as much as you are able to do. Our prayer
for you is that you may encounter and be transformed by the presence of God in Jesus Christ, here in St Paul’s Cathedral.