Angels and stained glass
Angels and Stained Glass

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St James Garlickhythe Church Interior

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Open Space
Carved Detail, St Benet's Church, Paul's Wharf

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The Friends of the City Churches

The Friends of the City Churches are an architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London. As part of our work we:

St Stephen Walbrook altar

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Friends' Church Watchers

The Friends of the City Churches' volunteer Church Watchers usually help to keep all the churches listed below open to visitors and worshippers on a regular basis.

With the whole of England in lockdown again from January 5, a few City of London churches may be open for private prayer or permitted communal services, but worshippers are strongly advised to check with the individual church for current opening hours: links to their Web sites are collected on our Churches Online page; you can also find further contact details in the Church Finder, by clicking on the photos. Click here for current guidance from the Church of England.

St Mary Abchurch, where the The Friends of the City Churches are based, is currently open for private prayer from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, with Holy Communion at 12:30 on Wednesday. The weekly organ concert is currently suspended.

Members with queries or merchandise orders are asked to phone or e‑mail if you can. A volunteer who lives in the City will occasionally check the post. Please use the order form on the Shop page for merchandise; we can accept payment by cheque or card.

Our weekly volunteer Church Watching has been suspended for the duration, and we have postponed forthcoming members’ events until we can all safely travel to and congregate in the City. We hope to welcome you to the City Churches as soon as it is safe for our volunteers and visitors to meet again.

When we resume Church Watching, our usual schedule has been as follows.


St Botolph Aldgate (11am - 3pm)
St Ethelburga Centre
(11am - 3pm, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Sepulchre Newgate (11am - 3pm)


The Dutch Church
(11am - 3pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month)
St Dunstan in the West (11am - 3pm)
St Katharine Cree (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Michael Cornhill (11am - 3pm)
St Peter upon Cornhill (1pm - 4pm)


St Anne & St Agnes
(12.45pm - 2.45pm, 1st Wednesday of each month)
All Hallows London Wall (11am - 3pm
St Botolph Aldersgate (11am - 3pm)
St Magnus the Martyr (1pm - 4pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm
St Stephen Walbrook (11am - 3pm)


St Benet Paul's Wharf (11am - 3pm)
St James Garlickhythe (11am - 3pm)
St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Mary at Hill (11am - 3pm)


St Andrew by the Wardrobe (11am - 3pm)
St Clement Eastcheap (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)

Please be aware that, to accommodate other activities, any one church may occasionally be closed to visitors on short notice.

What's new



Map of the City Churches

Links to City church Web sites

City Events Listing Guide
(PDF, correct to 2 May 2021)

FCC Lectures Online

No Church Watchers' meetings until further notice.

Download a sample copy of Skyline: The Magazine of the Friends of the City Churches.   Back issues are regularly rotated here. To receive the current Skyline four times a year, please join the Friends of the City Churches.
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Learn more about the lives of City churches in London Undone, a podcast produced by Catherine Cartwright.