The Nave - The Vestibule, Great West Door
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At the western end of the Nave is the Great West Door. From this point you have an uninterrupted view eastward to the High Altar at the far end of the Quire, well over one hundred metres away. The purpose of the Cathedral There has been a cathedral church dedicated to St Paul on this site since 604 AD and worship has been offered here continuously ever since. St Paul's is the principal church in the Diocese of London which is a part of the Anglican Communion and is the place where the Bishop of London has his seat or 'Cathedra'. The Cathedral is the focal point for all the parishes in the London Diocese. It is through the beauty of the music, liturgy, architecture and worship offered here on a daily basis that the Cathedral aims to inspire and uplift its many visitors from all over the world.