St Bride's Church, Fleet Street: spiritual home of the media

Updated 07/08/20: St Bride's Church is open for general visiting and prayer; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Sunday choral services and lunchtime recitals remain online. NB: From 8th August face coverings in places of worship are a legal requirement. Further Information →

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Our doors are now open for private prayer and general visiting. Public worship in church remains limited to a said Eucharist at 10am on Sundays; however Sunday Choral services are available online to listen to at home, collated from our archive of live music recordings and newly recorded readings, prayers and sermon.

We hope this proves a comfort in these difficult times and a way to preserve our community of faith and fellowship.

Services are streamed as live on Facebook at 11am & 5:30pm each Sunday. They are released concurrently to be listened to at any time on this website in Listen Online, on SoundCloud & as the "St Bride's Church" podcast.

August 10

'Am I not to feel sorry for Nineveh?'  (Jonah 4:11)

Jonah is sitting outside Nineveh, full of self-pity, waiting for the City to be destroyed. But God rebukes him and reminds him that His mercy is limitless. The story was written to remind us of the danger of self -righteousness, and the nature of God's mercy. We are not to be envious of others or to wish bad things in our lives.

Lord, teach us to be glad when good things happen to others, and to be grateful for the good things in our lives. Amen.


St Bride's, Fleet Street is a warm and welcoming Christian community, and one of the most famous and most fascinating historic churches in Central London. 

St Bride's is known worldwide as the Journalists' Church, offering a spiritual home to all who work in the media. However, our ministry extends to everyone who lives and works within our parish, and to the thousands of visitors who come to us every year. Our beautiful Wren church provides a place of peace and a spiritual haven in the heart of the city for all who come. With one of the best professional choirs in the country, we are also well known for the outstanding quality of our music and of the worship we offer.

A place of Christian worship for 1500 years, we continue to proclaim the love of God here. Whether journalist, tourist, City resident or worker, you will always be made welcome.
Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's

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Video: Watch An Introduction to St Bride's

St Bride's regularly webcast choral services for you to Listen Online. Most recent webcasts:-

In Memoria

As the church of the media & the press, St Bride's has hosted a great many services commemorating the lives of those who have striven to inform and entertain us.

Recent services

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