St Bride's: Worship & Ministry

Mission and Vision

Cake Sale 2.jpgSt 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 Appendix A and is reviewed in line with the Diocese of London's Capital Vision 2020. The following is a summary of our Mission and Values:

Wedding 5.jpgOur mission:

  • To share God's love and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, through worship, pastoral care, teaching and outreach
  • To develop our ministry to our five core constituencies: the media, the geographical parish, our Sunday congregations, our City and livery links, and our visitors and tourists
  • To grow our congregations
  • To maintain the fabric of our church in good order and increase the building's potential for mission
  • To enhance our excellent musical tradition

Baptism.jpgOur values:

  • Worship that is dignified, traditional and uplifting, complemented by music of the highest standard
  • A warm and welcoming fellowship that is inclusive and non- judgemental
  • An environment that is beautiful, peaceful and prayerful
  • A place of enquiry and intellectual stimulation through thoughtful and topical sermons, discussions, and occasional lectures and forums on issues of current importance
  • Pastoral care that is sensitive and appropriate, on a daily basis, and through baptism, wedding and memorial services

Two other factors shape our mission:

St Bridget.jpgOne 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.

1000 St-Brides-977.jpgThe 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.