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.
In addition to regular daily service at St Paul's, we hold many special services throughout the year, as well as marking particular feast
Democracy and the Common Good: Who is Welcome Here?
Monday 18 February
St Paul’s Institute’s series ‘Democracy and the Common Good’ seeks to foster a national conversation to emphasize the value of the
common good to arrive at a policy framework to help address the existing anxieties facing our society. This event will look at the
prospect of Brexit and its implications for the City of London in relation to freedom of movement and labour, drawing on our
research carried out earlier this year. Using the question 'what kind of city do we want to be?' as our guide, we will be bringing
together a panel of speakers to consider who is welcome here?
We are delighted to be joined by Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, and the event is chaired by Shelagh
Fogarty, broadcaster, LBC Radio.
John Nelson conducts Berlioz’s monumental Requiem, ‘Grande Messe des Mortes’, in the historic setting of St Paul’s Cathedral to
mark 150 years – to the day – since the composer’s death.
The renowned American conductor and Berlioz expert leads a performance of over 300 musicians, featuring the Philharmonia Chorus and
London Philharmonic Choir alongside the Philharmonia Orchestra, and with tenor soloist Michael Spyres.
Berlioz himself attended a performance at St Paul's Cathedral during his second visit to London in 1851, in a performance with
over 6500 children taking part. “It was the most amazing thing [...] I have never seen or heard anything as moving in its immense
grandeur than this gathering of poor children singing, arranged in a colossal amphitheatre,” he wrote.