City Events

City Events is a listing guide to services, concerts, lectures and other events in the City of London churches. It is published by the Friends of the City Churches in conjunction with the Archdeaconry of the City of London. It is usually issued ten times a year, with double issues in July-August and December-January. Current and past issues can be downloaded as PDFs from this page.

In print, City Events is usually 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 the current PDF is posted here.

We will endeavour to provide current information from individual churches through the current edition of City Events, which you can download as a PDF from the link on the right. This PDF is not interactive, but you can find links to the churches' own Web sites on Churches Online.

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 Website for current information.

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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.


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

Download City Events, February 2013 to January 2014

Download City Events, February 2012 to January 2013

Download City Events, February 2011 to January 2012

Download City Events, February 2010 to January 2011

Download City Events, February 2009 to January 2010

Download City Events, February 2008 to January 2009



Current City Events Guide

Download City Events Listing Guide:

City Events Listing Guide
complete issue, with church opening times, special services and events to January 30 (PDF, correct to 16 January 2022).

For easy access, City Events can also be downloaded in two parts:

Church opening times and special services, alphabetically by church (PDF, correct to 16 January 2022).

Special services and events, by date from January 17 to 30 (PDF, correct to 16 January 2022).


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