St. Paul’s Cathedral

This is the Mother Church of the London Diocese. The church originates through its dedication to St. Paul the Apostle. This is a church whose roots date very far back in history. The foundation of the Church as it is seen today dates back to 1256. Its atmosphere and style is one of English Baroque. The architect that can be accredited with this magnificent church is Sir Christopher Wren. In order to pay for the building of this church a special tax was levied on coal.

This ancient church has withstood the test of time although it did receive some damage when struck by bombs in October of 1940 and April in 1941. In spite of all this St. Paul’s survived. Restoration was carried out on the dome in 1996.

The architectural challenges that were presented to Christopher Wren were many. The dome was perhaps the greatest of them all. The soil on which the church was built was not considered to be strong or durable . Some of the notable designs that the church is comprised of is the thickness of the walls. The style is definitely one of Baroque and Wren received his inspiration from Palladio dating back to 17th century Rome.

As of today this church is considered to be a busy one in that four to five services are held on a daily basis. This church is considered to be the largest in London so its responsibilities are many and it is certainly one that is visited by many who visit the region.

As with many of the ancient churches the organs are preserved for many years. It dates back to the making of it by Bernard Smith in 1694.

The choir of St Paul’s Cathedral is well known and its origin dates back to 1127. The choir holds many public appearances