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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:

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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.

Copyright remains vested in the individual contributors to Skyline. For enquiries, please contact skyline@london-city-churches.org.uk.

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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.

As lockdown eases, some City of London churches are 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.

Members with queries or merchandise orders are asked to phone 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. Friends' events will be held online until we can all safely travel to and congregate in the City, but our Zoom talks are open to non-members, with booking via Eventbrite. We hope to welcome you to the City Churches as soon as it is safe for our volunteers and visitors to meet again.

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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

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.

What's new

 

 

Grinling Gibbons' Tercententary Evensong at St Mary Abchurch, in the presence of the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE
7 July 2021, 3 pm, all welcome
please contact us to reserve a place.

Reopening the City
Self-guided walks and special events to mark the reopening of the City of London churches

Map of the City Churches

City Church street addresses & Web sites

City Events Listing Guide
(PDF, correct to 13 June 2021)

FCC Lectures Online

No Church Watchers' meetings until further notice.

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You can find news from The Friends of the City Churches on Twitter.

Learn more about the lives of City churches in London Undone, a podcast produced by Catherine Cartwright.