City Events

City Events is a listing guide to services, concerts, lectures and other events in the City of London churches, as well as a few just beyond the City's borders. It is published by the Friends of the City Churches in conjunction with the Archdeaconry of the City of London.

In print, City Events is issued ten times a year, with double issues in July-August and December-January, and is free to collect, while supplies last, from City churches, libraries and the City Information Office on the south side of St Paul's Cathedral..

The print edition has necessarily been suspended for the duration, but City Events continues online as a downloadable PDF which is updated every two weeks. The PDF version combines church opening hours with details of regular and special services, concerts and other events, as well as links to Web sites.

Current and past issues can be downloaded as PDFs from this page, the current issue to the right, whole years' back issues below.

All these listings depend on the information supplied by the individual churches. Enquiries about particular events should be addressed to the venue concerned. Please use our Church Finder or the links on Churches Online to contact any one church or visit its Web site for current information.

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CITY EVENTS: LOCKDOWN UPDATE

The City churches are now re-opening on the UK government's 'roadmap' to recovery from a series of lockdowns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for current COVID-19 guidance for churches from the Church of England. Visitors and worshippers are strongly advised to check with the individual church for current hours and conditions, through our Church Finder pages or quick links at Churches Online.

On 17 March 2020, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York instructed all the churches in their jurisdiction to suspend public services until further notice; nationwide lockdown followed six days later. Churches gradually reopened from 4 July 2020, most with limited hours and services. London went into lockdown again on 5 November 2020, into Tier 2 on December 2, Tier 3 on December 16 and Tier 4 on December 20; a third lockdown began on 5 January 2021, with churches initially allowed to open for limited services and private prayer. From 17 May 2021, churches have begun to conduct larger services and welcome visitors, within guidance for capacity and keeping churches COVID-secure.

CITY EVENTS: BACK ISSUES

For a snapshot of the cultural life of the City churches, and short articles on the cover pages, download a year's worth of previous City Events here:

Download City Events, February 2020 to December 2020

Download City Events, February 2019 to January 2020

Download City Events, February 2018 to January 2019

Download City Events, February 2017 to January 2018

Download City Events, February 2016 to January 2017

Download City Events, February 2015 to January 2016

Download City Events, February 2014 to January 2015

 

 

Current City Events Guide

Download City Events Listing Guide:

City Events Listing Guide
complete issue, with church opening times, services and events, and links, from May 23 to June 5 (PDF, correct to 22 May 2022).

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