St. Paul’s Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral dedicated to Paul the Apostle. It is the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It is located on Ludgate Hill in the finanial district known as the city of london.
The Cathedral dedicated to St. Pauls stood on this site since 604 AD and throughtout the Cathedral has remained busy, working Church where millions come to reflect and find Peace.
The Current Cathedral is fourth to occupy this site and was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after this predecessor was destroyed in the Great fire of London.
Its Architectural and artistic importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building that London’s leading Church should be as beautiful and imposing as the private palaces.
The funeral of Lord Nelson, the duke of Wellington and sir Winston Churchill have taken place here and the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.
St Paul’s is London’s cathedral and embodies the spiritual life and heritage of the British people. Cathedrals serve a wide community. A cathedral houses the seat – or in Latin, cathedra – of the bishop, making it a centre for Christian worship and teaching, and the Christian mission.