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
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
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.
Marriages according to the Rites of the Church of England take place in the Chapel of The Order of the
British Empire located in the crypt of St Paul’s, subject to a successful application for a Special Licence granted by the Archbishop of
In addition to the weddings of members of the Cathedral community which take place here at St Paul’s, the privilege is also extended to
members of the Order of St Michael and St George, the Order of the British Empire, holders of the British Empire Medal, members of the Imperial
Society of Knights Bachelor and their children (but not grandchildren).
For baptisms the same rules apply except the privilege is also extended to grandchildren. Members of the Order of St Michael and St George may
have baptism services in the St Michael and St George Chapel located on the Cathedral floor.