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St Bride's is delighted to announce that we shall be welcoming a new member to our ministry team in the summer, Jeff Lake.

Holy Week & Easter Services Palm Sunday 29th March11:00am - Choral Eucharist and Blessing of Palms 5:30pm - Choral Evensong Maundy Thursday 2nd April 6pm - Choral Eucharist and Stripping of the Altars Good Friday 3rd April 12:00pm -...

The St Bride's Crib Service was held on December 14th and supported by over 80 parents, grandparents and children. The Sunday Club and friends provided a wide cast of angels, kings and shepherds and our very own Mary and Joseph, this...

He has all the appearance of a bon viveur. He has presence and there seems almost to be a touch of flamboyancy about him.  There he is standing in front of the high altar, suitably emblazoned in colourful purple lighting,...

Quiz Aid 2014

By putting your thinking cap on for this event you will help some of the world's poorest communities out of poverty. Whether you're savvy with sports facts, fanatical about films or a general knowledge genius, join Quiz Aid and help...

Nigel Farage spoke of the legacy of the Great War to a packed audience on Monday 10th November, as the guest speaker for the annual Tom Olsen Lecture at St Bride's Church. On the eve of Armistice Day, the UK...

After the sterling work done by Janet and Nicola for so many years there has been a short hiatus while we decided how to take the Sunday School forward. After a few weeks of email discussions and meetings with those...

Related Links → Listen Online if you missed the service → Read David's Farewell Message → Read David's Final Address → Video Thank You and 10th Aug BBQ Invitation St Bride's had not been filled to capacity since the...

Related Links → Video Thank You and 10th Aug BBQ Invitation → Listen Online if you missed the last service → Read a review of the service → Read David's Final Address Last Sunday you gave Rosemary and me...

Very shortly, this and other nations will be remembering the outbreak of the first World War on August 4th, 1914. The Great War, as it was to become known, was also described as being the war to end all wars....

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 be installed at a...

An open letter to The Venerable David Meara on his forthcoming retirement, from Edward Bevin, journalist, PR man and St Bride's worshipper for more than 40 years.

David Meara has announced that he will be retiring from office at the end of July 2014 after 14 years at the church

Making a splash for the angels

The Rector asked a very direct question at Evensong: "What can you do?"

Istanbul to Ephesus

St John on Patmos - Poussin Photograph by Steven Zucker Having gone on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the footsteps of Jesus, the next best thing seemed to be to travel down the Aegean Coast of Turkey in...

Beating of the Bounds

Join us on Tuesday 7th May at 6:00pm for the traditional Beating of the Bounds ceremony

St Bride's doors will be open on the morning of Wednesday 17th April for a big screen viewing of Baroness Thatcher's funeral

On Friday 8th March members of St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, slept on the streets in support of the Street Child World Cup and raise awareness of children across the world who live or work on the streets.

Duchess of Cornwall attends service of commemoration & becomes patron of the Guild

Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail columnist and author, and Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner are the co-lecturers in this year's Tom Olsen Lecture

A spectacular 5’ high, sponge cake model of St Bride’s will be on display in the Church from Mon 25th June and cut at Sir Terry Farrell Wren Lecture on Thurs 28th.

On Sunday 22nd July St Bride's will begin a fantastic week of Olympian musical celebration and activities.

Fleet Street had its own street party to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in St Bride's

St Bride's Guild Journalism Bursary

Guild launch new initiative to support postgraduate MA in journalism

On Tuesday 24th July 2012, St Bride's Church is holding a welcoming service for UK and international sports journalists who will be in London to report on this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Fools For Christ

To celebrate 25 years of Sunday School we welcomed Roly the Clown to St Bride's.

Where do you find anti-capitalist activists, top business people from the City and industry, journalists and and clergy in the same room to debate the way forward for the world economy?

Big Society Buildings Ditty

Which organisation has 41,000 branches spread all over the country, many with a full-time employee in charge, and backed up by an army of volunteers?

The Venerable David Meara has attacked the Government's proposals to increase VAT on alterations to listed buildings.

New Guild Members

On Guild Sunday, 5th February, new members were installed into the Guild of St Bride.

War zones, crossfire, battles... and the price of freedom

A personal commentary on a very special service held at St Bride's on November 9th.

On 10th November 2011 a service of thanksgiving for the life of Christopher Woodbridge was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

The Price of Freedom

A service to commemorate journalists, cameramen and support staff who have lost their lives while bringing us the news

Guildsman joins the High Court hierarchy

Andrew Popplewell, QC, who has been a member of the Guild of St Bride since 1994, has been appointed a justice of the High Court

A Story of Loyalty & Devotion to the Church

The remarkable loyal devotion and service to St Bride's Church by Janet and Terence has been strengthened by a new stand for the ceremonial mace

On 25th May St Bride's hosted a service for the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

Royal Wedding Party

St Bride's, home of the wedding cake, proved a wonderful setting for a Royal Wedding Party

QuizAid 2010

Forty stalwart souls battle to and then at St Bride's

New Master of the Guild is announced

Sir David Bell is appointed to replace current Master of the Guild of St Bride, Vyvyan Harmsworth.

Dean of Westminster joins Guild of St Bride

Ties between St Bride's & Westminster Abbey strengthened as the Dean becomes a Guild Chaplain

St Bride's Sunday School fills record number of shoeboxes as part of the Samaritans' Operation Christmas Child.

Held at St Bride's for members and guests of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

The Guild and a strategy for the future

Members of the Court of the Guild of St Bride's have been studying a discussion paper on the future of the Guild.


Our second QuizAid event is a great success and raises welcome funds for Christian Aid

All artists are invited to get creative on the theme of Why is Christmas and the Written Word special to me?

Book tokens for schools is a great success

Nicola Smith has expressed a 'huge thank you' to everyone who has been collecting The Times Books for schools tokens.

St Bride's Rector installed as new Archdeacon of London

A congregation of more than 600 gathered in St Paul's Cathedral for the installation of Canon David Meara

Bishop of London announces the next Archdeacon

Last Thursday the Bishop of London announced that he has invited Canon Meara to become the next Archdeacon of London

The Guild of St Bride is to play a major role in the future development of the famous Fleet Street church.

Carbon Fast

Lent is a period of spiritual renewal. Whatever your Lenten discipline, I commend the Carbon Fast to you over the next 40 days.

A First for Canon Meara

Canon Meara has written the first survey charting the highly skilled craft of memorial brass design and manufacture between 1880 and 2001.

Former Bishop joins Guild of St Bride

The Rt Rev Graeme Knowles, former Bishop of the Diocese of Sodor and Man, has become a Chaplain to the Guild of St Bride.

Fun-and-Finance Night for Christian Aid

Almost £650 was raised as part of Christian Aid's Quiz Aid hosted by St Bride's under quiz master Sue Perkins.

Sunday school children make a big splash

Nearly 20 members of the Sunday School at St Bride's made a big splash to raise funds for Samaritan's Turn On The Tap Challenge.

With split-second timing, our Sovereign Lady, her husband at her side, steps once more into the historical limelight of the spiritual home of journalists.

The story behind the designing of the Guild badge

This year's 50th anniversary celebrations include commemorating the refounding of the Guild of St Bride

Two new Court members

The Court of the Guild of St Bride has two new members, both of whom have been guild members since the 1970s.

A Living Church

St Bride's was packed for this year's celebrations of Guild Sunday on February 4, when the Rev Wallace Boulton - the longest-serving Guild Chaplain - preached a fascinating, thought-provoking and sometimes moving sermon.

Marketors maintain strong connections with the church

Newly installed Master of the Marketors blessed at Sunday morning Eucharist

St Bride's welcomed historian Lady Antonia Fraser, adventurer Michael Palin and Times agony aunt Bel Mooney as it marked the Day of the Imprisoned Writer in November.

St Bride's painting goes on display

Over its long and proud history, St Bride's Church has been the subject of artists. A new painting is on view at St Albans Cathedral.

Dogs invade the church as Puppy Meara is introduced!

Sunday October 1 was a most unusual, if not unique, occasion for the church.

Guild has record numbers, meeting told

St Bride's ancient Guild, founded in 1375 by Edward III, has reached record proportions

Why a ring of bells is a tragic lost treasure of St Bride's

The art of change-ringing has been practised in churches across the British Isles for centuries...

On Friday September 30th St Bride's was one of a myriad of hosts playing its part in the world's biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. This year the very successful coffee morning, which ran from 10.00am until...

Mystery Worshipper

On Sunday 24th April, the 'Ship of Fools' Christian website held a mass mystery worshipper' day

The Church of England in terminal decline?

Not at St Bride's, says its Rector in his annual report...

The Journey through Lent

We are now well into the season of Lent, the time from Ash Wednesday leading up to Easter, the greatest festival in the Anglican church's calendar.

Guild Anniversary

Members of the Guild of St Bride and others connected with it, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Guild's reformation on Saturday July 10, when they will pack into the 13th century church of Ss Cosmas and Damian...

Shaping the Future

St Bride's needs your help in a consultation on the future direction of the church

We're nearly there!

The Re-endowment Appeal moves towards its target

Annual Report

There are signs of hope for the future, says Rector’s annual report

New vestments enhance Glory of Wren Church

A magnificent collection of new vestments are now being used in the church.

Dawn Raid

SHORTLY AFTER 6.15 on Easter Sunday morning, Paul Dyson walks out into Fleet Street...

Love Actually

I have noticed that recently in the media a lot of emphasis is being laid on love...

The tranquil north aisle has taken on an even more special meaning these past few weeks...

Archaeological excavations after the war revealed an exciting find...

The Sunday School filled 37 shoe boxes to send to children in Eastern Europe.

"Only Connect..."

At 6pm on Mondays during Lent there will be a lecture series entitled "Only Connect" which will look at some important issues facing our society today, under the general theme of E M Forster's famous phrase from Howards End: Only...