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 is first and foremost the Cathedral for the Diocese of London.
It's good to welcome groups from the parishes across London and we hope this message might serve as an invitation to individuals, parishes,
schools, other organisations in the Diocese to come and see something of the life of St Paul's. We hope every visit will provide an
introduction to the rich heritage of faith and worship that we have here.
There are several ways in which you can visit us as a pilgrim. First of all, you may wish to join us at one of the services on or near the
day in which we pray for you in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer. If you plan to be
present at Choral Evensong, please let us know so that we can welcome you publicly.
At Evensong (normally sung at 5pm, but please check alterations to that in advance) it is possible that: clergy and readers may robe and may
wish to read a lesson; you may wish to bring a parish banner and walk in the procession; children, youth groups, servers, etc may also wish to
take a special part in the service
You are also very welcome to bring a specialist group, preparing for confirmation, for example. We have some facilities we can offer from our
Schools & Families Department for that, and clergy here are available to help in any way we can.
It is also possible for you to make the pilgrimage as a parish group and to celebrate the Eucharist in the Cathedral. We are happy to respond
to any requests for space and time for you to worship in your own distinctive way.