Angels and stained glass
Angels and Stained Glass

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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 is 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

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.

As the lockdown imposed on 23 March 2020 is lifting, the City of London churches can now open for private prayer, but not yet regular services or events for groups. To plan your visit, please check with the individual church for current opening hours: just click on the photo on the Church Finder page for contact details.

St Mary Abchurch, where the The Friends of the City Churches are based, is currently open from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, but we politely request members not to visit the office for the present. Please call or e‑mail if you can. 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 all forthcoming members’ events until we can safely travel to and congregate in the City again. 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.

Mondays

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)

Tuesdays

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)

Wednesdays

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)

Thursdays

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)

Fridays

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.

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What's new

March 2020 issue of City Events

No Church Watchers' meeting until further notice.

Learn more about the lives of City churches in London Undone, a podcast produced by Catherine Cartwright, with a new episode coming out every week!

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The Friends are on Twitter – please follow us for news and updates.

Download a sample copy of our members' magazine, Skyline 
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