About Us

‘The still point of the turning world’

T.S.Eliot, poet: ‘Four Quartets’

In the hustle and bustle of lively South Kensington, with its hotels, restaurants, museums, homes and businesses St Stephen’s Church witnesses to the unchanging nature of God’s love.

Since 1867 our glorious building has been a place of encounter with the beauty of holiness, and the long standing Anglo-Catholic tradition here draws a community of worshipers from the locality and beyond, as we worship together, grow in faith together, and share together in fellowship and service.

It was this disciplined round of worship and devotion, which is one of the hallmarks of Anglo-Catholic life, that first drew one of our most famous parishioners, the poet T S Eliot here. He served as churchwarden at St Stephen's for 25 years, and much of his poetry draws on the rich tradition and imagery of the worship he participated in here.

Measures to ensure the welfare and safety of our congregation and visitors in place, and we ask all those visiting or worshiping with us to follow the guidelines that are clearly displayed as you enter the building. We are ready to welcome you to come and grow with us and to share in the rich and joyful fellowship you’ll find here. A warm welcome awaits you.