St Bride's: News - Covid-19 Update

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 →

St Bride's: News

Covid-19 Update

Updated: 8th September 2020

We are pleased to announce that, in accordance with government advice, St Bride's is now able to welcome tourists and visitors from 5th July, having opened its doors for private prayer on 15th June after three months of enforced closure.

There is a Sunday Choral Eucharist at 11am each week. Our recital series resumes on Friday 11th September.

Choral Evensong in church remains suspended. However, both our Sunday services and our recital series continue online (details below).

Please note that from 8th August it is a legal requirement to wear face coverings in places of worship. Further guidance is available from the Church of England.

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Visit England has accredited St Bride's "We're Good to Go" for meeting public health Covid-19 guidelines

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 3:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 4pm

Entrance & Exit
Please enter through the Churchyard gates off Fleet Street and follow the signs; exit is via the West Doors. The church, crypts and exhibition are now open to the public; if you wish to visit the crypts and exhibition, please register with a verger upon arrival.

Handwashing & Hygiene
The church was deep-cleaned prior to re-opening and continues to be cleaned regularly and thoroughly. Hand gel is available and clearly indicated but, unfortunately, we are unable to offer any toilet facilities at present.

Social Distancing
A one-way system is in operation inside the church and we have placed signs throughout the building to reinforce the need to maintain distance between people at all times.

Our vergers are available whenever the church is open.

Online Worship & Recitals
Although Choral Eucharist and the lunchtime recitals have resumed in church we our continuing our online ministry. Both Sunday services are streamed 'as live' on Facebook at 11am and 5.30pm and are released concurrently to be listened to at any time in Listen Online, on SoundCloud and as the 'St Bride's Church' podcast.

We are also delighted to be able to present a weekly online recital comprising audio tracks from recitalists unable to perform live at St Bride's. They are streamed on Facebook at 1.15pm every Tuesday and can be heard 'as live' or at any time. Further Information→

Supporting one another
Many of us are still vulnerable or in isolation and, if you are in need, please contact Claire at or leave a message on 020 7427 0133.

We hope that it will not be too long before we are able to host services and events in St Bride's and that the re-opening for tourists and visitors is a further step in that process.

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