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

Updated 23/03/20: Following a statement from the Bishop of London, St Bride's Church is now closed to the public due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Further Information →

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The present pandemic presents a very different challenge for St Bride's than those we have encountered before.

Our doors may be closed, but all our Sunday and Holy Week & Easter publicised services will be available to listen to at home, collated from our archive of live recordings and newly recorded readings, prayers and sermons.

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

Most services are live streamed on Facebook at the scheduled service time. They are released concurrently in Listen Online, on SoundCloud & as a podcast.

A Space For Silence

St Bride's church provides a space for silence every weekday evening between 5 and 6pm; a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Fleet Street and the City of London.

You are welcome to join us and come and go as you please.

Commune with your own heart ... and be still (Psalm 4:4)

Further Details

The Week Ahead At St Bride’s

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Sunday 5th April

11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist: Palm Sunday

5:30 PM - Choral Evensong

Monday 6th April

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

Tuesday 7th April

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunchtime Recital: NO RECITAL

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Guided Tour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

Wednesday 8th April

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

1:15 PM - Holy Communion in the Crypt

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

Thursday 9th April

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - There is no 'Space for Silence' today

6:00 PM - Choral Eucharist: Maundy Thursday

Friday 10th April

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

12:00 PM - Good Friday Devotions: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

1:00 PM - Good Friday Devotions: Devotional words and music

2:00 PM - Good Friday Devotions: Stainer's Crucifixion

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - There is no 'Space for Silence' today

Saturday 11th April

There are no services or events today

April 3

'There stood Jesus on the shore' (John 21: 4)

In 1962 the clarinettist Acker Bilk released a record called 'Stranger on the Shore'. Its haunting melody evokes the seashore, and the sense of watching someone about to depart. In the Gospel we picture a seashore with a figure standing beside a charcoal fire, inviting his friends to join him and eat. In all the comings and goings of our lives Jesus invites us to join him as his friends, to share his life, as the Stranger on the Shore.

Lord God, may we know you as our friend, so that in all the changes and chances of human life we may never feel alone, but be sustained by you. Amen

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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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Multimedia

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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