St Alban’s Fulham W6
Hammersmith and Fulham. A place of both transience and deep-rooted family. Isolation and togetherness. Affluence and hardship. Located at the very heart of such a diverse London borough, and after more than 100 years of worship, service and prayer, St Albans was closed in 2004.
Empty and abandoned, it wasn’t until autumn 2010, that Reverend Matt Hogg and his wife Kate were invited to reopen the church’s doors to the gospel, and to the community.
St Alban's History
In the late 1800’s a corrugated iron mission hunt named ‘St Alban the Martyr’ was established as a hub in the community. This tin shack was made into a permanent building establishing more than 100 years of Christian mission, service and prayer, and stands today in an area that is home to more than 10,000 people. The church was closed for six years, but with the new plant, was reopened again with a vision to see a local ‘community saturated with God’.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic we have moved our services and events online. But in normal time, every Thursday evening St Alban's host a youth club for 8-18 year olds from the local community. They meet in the church hall for activities and across the local area (including river activities and other events).
Every Wednesday evening there is an Alpha Course to help people explore the bigger questions about life and faith. During the Pandemic we are hosting this online.
The community at St Albans is passionate about reaching out to the older people within the community, putting on ‘Tea for Older People and Friends’ and coffee mornings too. The purpose is to invite those that could feel isolated, into a growing community for all ages.
There is a thriving community of mums, dads and babies in the Tots and Toddlers group ‘The Ark’ who meet (during normal time) in the church each Wednesday morning (9.30-11am) for fun and games, tea and a time of community together.