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.
Private Arthur Jesse Winn 49th Battalion, The Australian Imperial Force
Private Winn (Reg No: 3674) was treated at the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Southall in Middlesex.
He was the third child of George Jesse and Ellen Serace Winn and followed his older brother (George) Percy into the Army. Percy promised
his mother he would look out for Arthur. When Arthur arrived in England en route to the Front, he went to visit his father’s mother, Mary
Winn of Painwick, Gloucestershire. The local newspaper wrote an article about his visit. Percy arranged for Arthur to be transferred to be
with him and, when Arthur was injured and subsequently died, Percy never forgave himself. Percy was also injured and only lived until his
My grandmother Edna and Arthur were brother and sister.Arthur was the third child born to George Jesse Winn and Ellen Serace Ransley. He
was one of 10 children – Hilda Florence Ellen Winn (b.1893), George Percival Winn (b.1894), Arthur Jesse Winn (b.1895), Alma Ruby Mary Winn
(b.1896), Vera May Winn (b.1901), Frank Bernard Winn (b.1902), Harold Leslie Winn (b.1905), Edna Serace Winn (b.1906), Norval Eric Winn
(b.1908), and Thelma Audrey Winn (b.1912). Arthur died 18 October, 1921 in Brisbane, Australia.
I have attached two photos of Arthur, one is a body shot of Arthur in uniform, the other was taken in England during World War I: it is of
himself and his grandmother Mary Anne Winn, who resided in Painswick.I believe the photo was taken in the church garden in Painswick.There
is mention of his wounding in the Painswick Gleanings (1918) – "grandson of Mrs Winn of New Street wounded during fighting whilst serving
as a member of the Australian forces.”