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.
NB From 5 November - 1 December, there are no services following COVID-19 guidelines. St Paul's is open for private prayer only, from
11am to 3pm each day. We are following Government and Church of England guidelines, and hope to resume services when we are
Sung Eucharist could be considered the grandest service of the week at St Paul's, as the choir sings and the congregation receive the bread and the
11.30am - 12.45pm
This service, held under the dome, is notable for the large number of clergy that take part and the length of the service - often just over an
hour. Hymns are sung and a sermon is preached
The Choir sing the principal texts to music by composers ranging from the early Middle Ages to the present day. The Mass setting is made of the
Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei.
The Eucharist is celebrated in the Cathedral with great solemnity. The action of the ministers reflects the history of how the Eucharist has
been celebrated over many centuries. It is an opportunity to deepen our communion with God and with one another.