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St Bride's provides a liberal catholic Christian fellowship to all in its parish, offering a warm welcome and spiritual support for those who live and work in Fleet Street, real and virtual, past, present and future, with a unique mission to all in the media world. Our Mission Action Plan is set out in full in the Appendix and is reviewed in line with the Diocese of London's Capital Vision 2020. The following is a summary of our Mission and Values:
One is our Patron Saint, Bride. She was known for her warm-hearted generosity, her miracles of healing, and in Irish tradition is seen as the first woman priest. For the mission of St Bride's today these qualities suggest an active and inclusive ministry, rooted in the offering of hospitality and the service of others, and centred on the world and its needs.
The second factor is the church building. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and sensitively restored after war time bombing, its cool Classical interior stresses openness, light and elegance, while the collegiate style of the seating gives a sense of intimacy. The post-war work of Godfrey Allen and Glyn Jones encourages a feeling of wonder, imagination and beauty. The building is well suited for corporate worship, for private prayer, for social gatherings and for musical events. We have in it a priceless resource for fulfilling our vision for the future.