St. Paul’s Cathedral

On Tuesday morning, 14 June 2011 the students studied at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.  They saw the American Memorial Chapel behind the high altar that was dedicated by the British people to the 28,ooo American soldiers, sailors, and airmen who were stationed in the UK during WWII and who died as a result of their service in the war. Although the cathedral survived the German bombings of the Blitz of 1940, the area east of the high altar was severely damaged and when rebuilt in the 1950s it became a significant memorial of thanks from the British to the Americans.

This historic photo  below shows St. Paul’s Cathedral during the London Blitz in 1940. Photo is from the Churchill Museum and although the church was hit several times, it survived largely intact. The area nearby was totally destroyed in the bombings and the fires that followed.

St. Paul's during the Blitz

St. Paul's Cathedral in London during the German Blitz of 1940

For an inspiring video of the Trumpet Voluntary performed in St. Paul’s Cathedral follow this link:  St. Paul’s

70th Anniversary of World War II Bombing Blitz of London


Students and St. Paul's

Students near St. Paul's Cathedral in London

Group Photo at St. Paul's

Students on the steps of the west entrance to St. Paul's Cathedral in London

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  1. Thank you so much for including us in the trip! This is a wonderful website –

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