About Us

A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604AD, a constant reminder to this great commercial centre of the importance of the spiritual side of life.

The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. 

At the heart of the life of St Paul’s Cathedral is the daily pattern of prayer and worship. This daily rhythm of prayer forms the framework of all that we do.

We begin and end the day with prayer. Then at each hour our doors are open we invite our visitors and pilgrims to join in the Lord’s Prayer, in their own language, as they pause. Music is integral to the worshipping and educational life of the Cathedral, with a number of our services sung by the Cathedral Choir or visiting choirs from around the world.

All services are free to enter. You are always welcome here, whoever you are and whatever you do or don't believe.