Welcome to St Bride's

St Bride's Church is a magical space in which the beauty of its architecture, the power of the liturgy and the weight of history all meet and enrich each other. Designed by Wren and completed in 1703, its 226 foot, wedding cake spire dominates the surrounding area. When sunlight shines in through the large windows the interior gains a special luminous quality as an oasis of peace and prayer amidst the busy City.
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The Week Ahead At St Bride’s

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Friday 25th July

1:15 PM - Lunchtime Recital: Laurence Caldecote - organ

Saturday 26th July

2:30 PM - Wedding Service: Lucy Vincent and Chris Childs

Sunday 27th July

11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist with Baptism

5:30 PM - Choral Evensong with Sermon in Music. Memorial Evensong for Ray Barnes-Harman

Monday 28th July

8:30 AM - Holy Communion

Tuesday 29th July

1:15 PM - Lunchtime Recital: Veronica Henderson - cello, Gwen Owen Richer - violin

3:00 PM - Public Tour

Wednesday 30th July

There are no services or events today

Thursday 31st July

There are no services or events today

Our Next Rector!


The Reverend Canon Dr. Alison Joyce has been appointed as Rector of St Bride’s Church, spiritual home of journalists and to the media at large.

Canon Joyce, currently Vicar of Edgbaston Old Church, Birmingham, will take office in October.

“Alison brings intellect, energy, a strong commitment to pastoral care and a profound spirituality to St Bride’s and will continue the long tradition of outstanding Rectors", said The Very Revd John Hall, Dean of Westminster and Patron of St Bride’s.

Further details...

July 25

'Heaven belongs to such as these.' (Matthew 19:14)

Today's Gospel scene shows Jesus blessing children. They wouldn't have been in their best clothes or on best behaviour. They were probably grubby, and ready for mischief. Jesus accepts and welcomes them as they are. He rejoices in young life, with all its energy, trust and playfulness. Children are open to the enchantment and mystery of the world around them.

Our own baptismal life can transform the tired, jaded adult world and renew us so that we become like little children.

Lord God, help us, your children, to delight in the wonder of your love and live in the freedom and joy of your kingdom. Amen.

Wash the Face of an Angel

St Bride's needs at least £200,000 to restore and maintain its beautiful interior.

The Wash the Face of an Angel campaign is part of our Community Appeal which aims to let you become personally involved in helping safeguard the church's future by sponsporing the cleaning and restoration of items within the church.

Find out how you can help...

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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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