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 Conrad Tindall 4th Battalion, The Australian Imperial Force
Born in 1891, Conrad was working as a stationhand for the Perrott Estate when he joined the 4th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forec at
Armidale, New South Wales in October 1916.
He was quickly sent to France by troopship. Wounded more than once in the thick of the fighting, in September 1918, he suffered a very serious
injury which led to the amputation of his left leg.
It was while Conrad was being cared for at the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital in West London, after his amputation, that he contributed to
the work on the St Paul’s altar frontal. By May 1919, he was well enough to return to Australia on the hospital ship Karoola. His injury meant
that his previous work as a station hand was no longer a possibility for him, but he was able to find clerical work. His injuries took a
terrible toll on him and he died at a relatively young age in 1948.
Private Tindall was the son of an Australian artist called Charles Tindall. One of the paintings which the Government of New South Wales keeps
in its collection in the art gallery in Sydney is one called ‘Returned From The War’ which may be a painting of the hospital ship Karoola.
According to his son’s service record, Conrad, badly injured, had been brought back to Australia on the ship Karoola.