Angels and stained glass
Angels and Stained Glass

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Open Space
Carved Detail, St Benet's Church, Paul's Wharf

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The Friends of the City Churches

The Friends of the City Churches is an architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London. As part of our work we:

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Friends' Church Watchers

Most City of London churches are now open to visit, for private prayer and communal services, but worshippers are strongly advised to check with the individual church for current opening hours: links to their Web sites are collected on our Churches Online page; you can also find further contact details in the City Events Listing Guide and Church Finder, by clicking on the photos. Click here for current guidance from the Church of England.

St Mary Abchurch, where the The Friends of the City Churches are based, is usually open from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, with Holy Communion at 12:30 on Wednesday.

Our merchandise is not restricted to Friends. Please order using the form on the Shop page or the one distributed with Skyline. We can accept payment by cheque or card.

FCC volunteer Church Watchers serve:


Holy Sepulchre London/St Sepulchre Newgate (11am - 3pm)
St Botolph Aldgate (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)


All Hallows London Wall (11am - 3pm)
The Dutch Church
(11am - 3pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month)
St Dunstan in the West
(11am - 3pm)
St Lawrence Jewry (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Michael Cornhill (11am - 3pm)
St Peter upon Cornhill (1pm - 4pm)


St Botolph Aldersgate (11am - 3pm)
St Magnus the Martyr (1pm - 4pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Mary-at-Hill (11am - 3pm)
St Stephen Walbrook (11am - 3pm)


St Benet Paul's Wharf/Welsh Church
(11am - 3pm)
St James Garlickhythe (11am - 3pm)
St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)


St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)
St Andrew by the Wardrobe (11am - 3pm)

Please be aware that, to accommodate other activities, churches may be obliged to close to visitors on short notice: please check with the individual church before travelling.

What's new



The maximum amount for applications for our Small Grants Programme has been increased to £10000

Minutes of the 2023 AGM

St Andrew by the Wardrobe is now open! Watched by the FCC on Fridays, Narthex is open Monday-Friday

Download current City Events Listing Guide
complete issue, with church opening times, services and events, and links, updated fortnightly

Map of the City Churches

City Church street addresses & websites

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You can find news from The Friends of the City Churches on Twitter.

Reopening the City
Self-guided walks and special events to mark the reopening of the City of London churches

Learn more about the lives of City churches in London Undone, a podcast produced by Catherine Cartwright.