Church of England Diocese of Southwark Waterloo, St. John with St. Andrew

St John's, Waterloo

St John’s, the church on the roundabout at Waterloo, is here for you.  

We have now reopened for worship, following our major restoration project. 

We were built in 1824 for Waterloo's working people. We were rebuilt as the church of the Festival of Britain in 1951: a beacon of hope and resilience. Today more than ever, we're responding to the needs of those around us, finding new ways of bringing hope and new ways to serve. 

Here for worship

St John's broad-church approach to worship attracts a diverse congregation and we celebrate a growing reputation as one of the most inclusive churches in London. Everyone is welcome. Join us on Sundays or every day for Morning Prayer, in person or online.  We are observing COVID precautions and are fully socially distanced. 

Here for wellbeing

Waterloo Well is our response to Covid-19. It's a development programme of therapy, counselling, creative activities, employment and resilience training for homeless people, young people and other local people for whom life's challenges are now even more acute. 

Here for creativity

St John's is a well-known music venue and runs the annual Waterloo Festival. Now we're building a year-round programme co-curated by artists and performers with our diverse local neighbourhood. We make creative communities as well as making art

Here for the future

We're fundraising for a major restoration of our crypt so that our historic building can be of full use to the community for the century ahead

You would be welcome at any of our services. 

The parish of Waterloo: St John w St Andrew is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

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St John's Church
Waterloo Road


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Morning Prayer

Every day at for 30 mins
St John's Church
Waterloo Road, SE1 8TY, United Kingdom

Morning Prayer from "Common Worship" in contemporary language. (On Thursdays we meet at St Andrew's Short Street, 8.30am for a morning Eucharist)

St John's, Waterloo Charity No. 1132457