We are delighted you are visiting this website and hope to be able to welcome you to St Mary-at-Hill. The Church is open from 10:15 to 15.45  Monday to Friday and offers a haven from the hectic life of the City outside.

Venue Hire

The church is available for a wide range of events.  It consists of one large, open adaptable space with use of a Vestry as a green room, a fully equiped kitchen, an entrance hallway suitable for reception area or ticket desk.  There is disabled access from the entrance in St Mary-at-Hill.

Wedding receptions, drinks parties,  formal or informal lunches or dinners can all be accommodated.   The church is also suitable for conferences, theatrical rehearsals and productions, choir and orchestra rehearsals, auditions and competitions, major concert performances, recitals and recordings.

There is seating for up to 150 people, portable staging, a Hassler grand piano and a beautiful organ.   To discuss a booking contact the administrator on 0207 626 4184.

The Building

Much of the original church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London (1666), but the walls and frame remained standing. The building has survived two further major fires; the last in 1988. Although marked by its experiences, the spectacular interior retains the beauty and grace of Wren’s vision.

Children can learn about St Mary-at-Hill by downloading the  Children’s Leaflet

Our toilets are twinned with toilets in the Congo. For more information about this arrangement, please read the Toilet Twinning Website.

Safeguarding

The PCC and Church Wardens of St Mary-at-Hill take matters of safeguarding children, young people and the vulnerable very seriously.  As such the PCC has formally adopted the policy of the House of Bishops contained in ‘Promoting a Safer Church.’

You can contact:

The Parish Childrens Champion:  Phillipa White at pippa@ipsh.co.uk

The Parish Safeguarding Officer: Chris Chauncey at chris@chauncey.co.uk

The Church Wardens:  John Hughesdon at john.hughesdon@hotmail.com

Laurence Target at ltarget@waitrose.com

If you have any concerns you can also contact the following organisations and people in the City Of London:

Local Authority Contact Details:

CHILDREN: LADO@cityoflondon.gov.uk.  Or call 020 7332 1215

ADULTS: adultsduty@cityoflondon.gov.uk. Or call 020 7332 1224

In addition there are others able to help.

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).
  • The National Safeguarding Team: safeguarding@churchofengland.org

 

St Annes Lutheran Church

Meet here on Sundays throughout the year.  Please see http://www.stanneslutheranchurch.org.uk/