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

Updated 08/09/20: St Bride's Church is open for general visiting and prayer. There is a weekly 11am Sunday Choral Eucharist and recitals resume from 11th September. Choral services and lunchtime recitals also remain available online. NB: Face coverings in places of worship are a legal requirement. Further Information →

Olsen Lecture Streamed Live Online

We are delighted to welcome author and broadcaster Rebecca Fraser for the annual Tom Olsen Lecture on Thursday 8th October at 6.30pm. The event will be streamed live online and is free to watch.

Fraser is author of the acclaimed book "The Mayflower Generation" and she will explore the topic of the Pilgrim Fathers and their quest for freedom, with particular reference to Edward Winslow, one of the leading pilgrims who had strong connections to St Bride's. This is one of a number of events celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage.

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Our doors are now open for private prayer and general visiting. There is a weekly Choral Eucharist on Sundays at 11am which is also available online to listen to at home together with a virtual Choral Evensong at 5:30pm.

We hope this online provision proves a comfort in these difficult times and a way to preserve our community of faith and fellowship when attending church may be difficult.

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.

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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

September 29

"Alas for hypocrites." (Matthew 23:13)

'Hypocrisy' says Milton in Paradise Lost, "is the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone. Hypocrisy is a terrible temptation for us all. Jesus accused some of the religious leaders of his time of this fault. Instead of helping people open their lives to God, these so-called religious people put obstacles in their way. Their values are crooked. They do not practice what they preach. We need to be constantly alert and sufficiently self-aware, to guard against this temptation.

Loving God, when tempted to cover our faults with a veneer of goodness, give us strength to resist the wrong and remain your true disciples. Amen.

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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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