Church of England Diocese of London St. Martin in the Fields

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets

Baby-changing facilities can be found in the Café in the Crypt.

Toilets suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with buggies as well as baby-changing facilities are located in the Café in the Crypt.

St Martin-in-the-Fields Church can be entered using the steps in the front of the church or via a ramp on the north side of church. The Crypt can be accessed through a lift in Church and the glass entrance pavilion using the stairs or a lift. At the far end of the Crypt, but at the same level, are meeting rooms and music spaces. A second lift takes visitors down to a lower floor for the St Martin’s Hall, Dick Sheppard Chapel and the Bishop Ho Ming Wah Association Community Centre.

An induction loop is available in Church for services, concerts and education events. The loop is also available in the St Martin’s Hall, meeting rooms and chapel. Hearing aid users should adjust their hearing aid to the T position.

Service sheets and newsletters are produced in large format.

Guide dogs are welcome and can be supplied with water if it is required.


Our Building

A Grade I listed building in the heart of London and a design that became the blueprint for churches all across the English speaking world. St Martin’s is loved by millions and it’s easy to see why. The portico, supported by six giant Corinthian pillars, the spire rising 60 meters above the church, the restored crypt with its beautifully exposed brickwork and the stucco ceiling of the nave, a riot of roses and cherubs blend seamlessly with the renovated interiors that bring light and easy access to our visitors each year. A major renewal project in 2006 gave the building a new lease of life.


Music and Worship

Bell Ringing

We have a large and varied music programme. Full details can be found at https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/whats-on/

Organ
Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

Brass rubbing at St Martin’s is fun for all ages. Our collection of over 100 replica brasses from churches and cathedrals across the UK includes medieval knights in armour, fire-breathing dragons, damsels in distress as well St George and William Shakespeare.

Once you have made your selection our team is on hand to provide specialist paper, a choice of metallic waxes and demonstrate how it is done. Then it is up to you to get creative.

Brass Rubbing closes one hour before the Shop.

Prices start at £4.50

For 90 years, St Martin’s has worked to make a difference to the lives of homeless and vulnerable people. We began in 1916 when the Vicar of St Martin’s sheltered freezing soldiers on their way to the front.

Youth work

Help for Visitors

Free wi-fi is available in the Crypt

Guidebooks / Notes

Located in the crypt of St Martin’s, this welcoming café has been a favourite of tourists and locals alike for 30 years. Original brick-vaulted ceilings and historic tombstones lining the floor provide the backdrop while an assisted buffet offers a varied selection of freshly prepared, value for money food throughout the day.

Shop at St Martin’s for gifts for yourself or your loved ones. All profits support the work of St Martin’s.

Monday - Friday:
08:30 - 18:00

Saturday - Sunday:
09:00 - 18:00


Other Features

Many of the Shop’s products are made by small companies in the UK or produced by Fair Trade collectives that provide sustainable incomes for local craftspeople in struggling communities.

A/V facilities are available for hire

St Martin’s has a series of stunning spaces available for hire and with our enviable Trafalgar Square location and profits that support our work, St Martin’s ticks all the venue hire boxes.
https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/venue-hire/hire-a-space/