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.
Open House London - Cathedral Triforium Tours throughout the day
Last entry for sightseeing
Private Frank Cox The Royal Marine Light Infantry
Frank, who was born in Glastonbury, enlisted as a Royal Marine (Royal Marine Light Infantry) in Bristol on 18 November 1914, at the age of 20,
having previously been employed as a farm labourer.
He joined the Plymouth Division but was then deployed to the Dardanelles and was wounded in action at Gallipoli on 15 September 1915,
suffering bullet wounds to the back and chest.
Private Cox’s great nephew, Gerald Cox, and his wife Carol provide further information:
Frank went on to marry Elsie, the young nurse who had cared for him. Their wedding took place at Holy Trinity, Richmond, on 15 July 1925.
After their marriage, Frank and Elsie settled into their new home at Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, near Chelsea Football Club. Sir Oswald Stoll
was a theatrical impresario who set up his own Foundation, still in existence today, so that he could provide comfortable and inexpensive
homes, with in-house welfare and medical care, if required,for servicemen injured in the First World War and their families.
Frank born in Glastonbury Somerset 1894, one of twelve children. He worked as a gardener in 1911 and then enlisted at the age of 20. He married
Elsie Wright in 1925 and died in 1970, aged 75.