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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

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Friends' Church Watchers

As lockdown eases, most City of London churches are open to visit, for private prayer and 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 from 11:00 am until 3:00 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 resumed in September 2021, with slightly fewer churches than we served in 2020. 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.

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From September 2021, FCC volunteer Church Watchers will regularly serve:


St Botolph Aldgate (11am - 3pm)
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 Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Michael Cornhill (11am - 3pm)
St Peter upon Cornhill (1pm - 4pm)


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 Welsh Church (11am - 3pm)
St James Garlickhythe (11am - 3pm)
St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)


St Andrew by the Wardrobe (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



City Events Listing Guide
for events from 22 Nov. 2021
(PDF, correct to 21 Nov. 2021)

Map of the City Churches

City Church street addresses & Web sites

FCC Lectures Online

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

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

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