Church of England Diocese of London

St Mary Abchurch

St Mary Abchurch is one of Sir Christopher Wren's finest parish churches. Set back from the bustle of Cannon Street, in Abchurch Yard off Abchurch Lane, it is a haven of quiet for reflection and prayer. The present church was completed in 1686, and has altered little in appearance over the centuries. Its glories include a magnificent altar screen by the master carver Grinling Gibbons, and a shallow painted dome of 1708 by parishioner William Snow, as well as many original features, including the communion table of 1675, pulpit and font of 1685-86, and many fine monuments. St Mary Abchurch is now the home of The Friends of the City Churches, a heritage charity devoted to the support of the historic churches of the City of London.

The Church is usually open from 11:00 until 15:00, from Monday to Thursday, and other times by appointment. There is usually a short midweek service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer on Wednesdays at 12:30, and an organ recital on Tuesdays at 12:30. Please see 'Opening Times' on the 'Find Us' page for current details.

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Every First Sunday at 3 p.m. for 2h
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Abchurch Lane
City of London

Service by the Chaplaincy to Russian Speakers in the Diocese of London. Our services in Russian are more of an evangelical type. We use guitar and a portable sound system. Some songs are purely Russian baptist/pentecostal songs, some translated from English. We also use the organ. We have two three hymns, normally at the beginning and the end. They are traditional Anglican hymns.
We follow the BCW liturgy for Holy Communion every Sunday, except special evangelistic services. The service lasts about 2 hours and we have tea/coffee afterwards.
Contact Fr. Andrei Petrine for details. [email protected]

Refreshments Common Worship