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 streamed as live 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)

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The Week Ahead At St Bride’s

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Monday 1st June

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

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

Tuesday 2nd June

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

11:30 AM - Patronal Service: Worshipful Company of Stationers

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

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

Wednesday 3rd June

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

1:15 PM - Holy Communion in the Crypt

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

Thursday 4th June

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

2:00 PM - Thanksgiving Service: Francois Duriaud

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

Friday 5th June

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

1:15 PM - 1:55 PM - Lunchtime Recital:

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

Saturday 6th June

3:00 PM - Wedding Blessing: Min Joo Shin and Dennis van Laer

Sunday 7th June

11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist:

5:30 PM - Choral Evensong

May 31

'And Matthew got up and followed him.' (Matthew 9: 9)

Matthew the tax-collector, caught up in his money-making career, was invited by Jesus to follow him. He walks away from his old life and begins a new one. Sometimes there are aspects of our lives from which we need to walk away, even though it may be difficult and costly. Are we brave enough to examine ourselves and to follow our conscience and our faith when called to do so?

Lord, may your Spirit help us to examine our priorities and to look at those things that block our spiritual growth. Give us wisdom, insight, and strength to follow you, as Matthew did. 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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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.

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