Welcome to St Mary-at-Hill, a Grade 1 listed Wren Church, that is open between 10:15 and 15.45 Monday to Friday and offers a sanctuary from the hectic City outside.

The parish church for Billingsgate Ward serves the City and the community.

This peaceful space and garden provides many who pass through with a place for meditation and prayer.

Proclaiming the health and reconciling gospel of Jesus Christ through a network of those who attend, worship, use, visit, pray in, know and love the place.

Installation of Canon Tricia Hillas – February 18th

 

On 30 October 2019 it was announced the Reverend Canon Tricia Hillas will be our parish priest from 18 February 2020. Her installation will be at 6.30 pm and all are welcome. Please confirm your participation by contacting our administrator 020 7626 4184 admin@stmary-at-hill.org

Venue Hire

The church is available for a wide range of events.  It comprises one large, open adaptable space and offers an additional vestry, a fully-equipped kitchen, toilets, and an entrance hallway suitable for reception area or ticket desk.  There is disabled access to the church from St Mary-at-Hill.

*Weddings, baptisms and funerals and receptions are all welcome. The church is also suitable for drinks parties, formal or informal lunches or dinners, conferences, choir and orchestra rehearsals, auditions and competitions, major concert performances, recitals and recordings.

The Church can seat up to 150 people (theatre style) and portable staging is available. The church has a Hassler grand piano and a beautiful organ.  To discuss your booking please contact our administrator on 0207 626 4184.

The Building

Much of the original church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London (1666) but the walls and frame remained standing. The building has survived two further major fires; the last one in 1988. Although marked by its experiences, the spectacular interior retains the beauty and grace of Wren’s vision.

Children can learn about St Mary-at-Hill by downloading the  Children’s Leaflet

Our toilets are twinned with facilities in the Congo. For more information about this arrangement, please read the Toilet Twinning Website.

Safeguarding

The Church Wardens of St Mary-at-Hill and the Parochial Church Council (PCC) take safeguarding seriously. The PCC has formally adopted the safeguarding policy of the House of Bishops contained in ‘Promoting a Safer Church.’

You can contact:

The Church Wardens:

John Hughesdon at john.hughesdon@hotmail.com

Laurence Target at ltarget@waitrose.com

The Parish Children’s Champion:  Phillipa White at pippa@ipsh.co.uk

If you have any concerns you can also contact the following organisations and the City of London Corporation (local authority):

Local Authority Contact Details:

CHILDREN: LADO@cityoflondon.gov.uk.  Or call 020 7332 1215

ADULTS: adultsduty@cityoflondon.gov.uk. Or call 020 7332 1224

In addition there are others able to help.

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).
  • The National Safeguarding Team: safeguarding@churchofengland.org

St Annes Lutheran Church

St Annes Lutheran Church meets here on Sundays throughout the year.