St Mary-at-Hill has served in the Parish of Billingsgate for nearly a thousand years. An “ancient church” on this site is mentioned in a legal document dated 1177, so we can conjecture with some certainty that a church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin has stood here since at least the end of the 11th Century.
Today, St Mary-at-Hill continues on as a thriving inner city church. The church still serves the local parish with two services a week and the Fish Harvest festival is still held every year in the church. The Priest in charge continues to be the Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Please note that the church is closed in the month of August.