About Us

Our church stands on ground hallowed by Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was martyred here in 1012. Ever since, a place of worship has stood here as the parish church of Greenwich. The present building, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, was opened in 1718 and replaced a medieval church. Restored after bombing in the Second World War, it was rededicated in 1953. Local people have worshipped and marked important rites of passage here for centuries and an extraordinary cast of characters from Greenwich’s royal, commercial, creative maritime and scientific history are buried in the crypt and churchyard. Today, St Alfege Church continues to be a focal point for the local community. We are a diverse congregation of all ages and backgrounds.

St Alfege Church is a vibrant and busy parish church in the centre of Greenwich at the heart of the community. We have a diverse and active congregation, a rich musical tradition, lively children's church, a thriving church school and lots of activities in our church hall.