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 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

Open churches

The following City Churches are open with Friends' Watchers present from 11am to 3pm each week (unless stated otherwise).


St Botolph Aldgate
St Ethelburga Centre (1st and 3rd Mondays of each month)
St Mary Abchurch
St Sepulchre


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


St Anne & St Agnes (11.30am - 2.45pm, 1st Wednesday of each month)
All Hallows London Wall
St Magnus the Martyr (12 - 4pm)
St Mary Abchurch
St Stephen Walbrook


St Benet Paul's Wharf
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St Mary Abchurch
St Mary at Hill


St Andrew by the Wardrobe
St Clement Eastcheap
St Mary Abchurch
St Martin Ludgate

Please note that very occasionally these arrangements may be subject to closure by the churches concerned.

Map of churches

What's new

February 2018 issue of City Events

The Musicians' Church - a project from the Diocese of London connecting musicians with churches in the city

Can we help your church? Have a look at our Small Grants Programme

The restored bell for St Mary Abchurch

St James Garlickhythe

The Friends are on Twitter – and to date we have 1546 followers

Download a sample copy of the FCC Skyline magazine [773Kb PDF]

Visit the FCC blog page.