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A view of the main entrance of the church in winter with a blue sky and people sat on the benches.
A view of the main entrance of the church in winter with a blue sky and people sat on the benches.

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To find out more about the church's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, see our regularly updated response page.

Please do not come to St Paul's, Covent Garden if you have a high temperature or a new, consistent cough or any other symptoms. 

Sunday Eucharist

Sunday Eucharist is now being celebrated in person at the Church and streamed on Youtube.

Join us on Sunday at 11am either virtually or in person.

Renovation Works

We are currently undergoing Phase Two of the most extensive restoration of the church in 150 years. This involves gilding the altar surround and reredos and re-decorating the church vestry. Please excuse the mess and noise until the work is completed in Spring 2022.

To find out more about the church's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, see our regularly updated response page.

Please do not come to St Paul's, Covent Garden if you have a high temperature or a new, consistent cough or any other symptoms. 

Sunday Eucharist

Sunday Eucharist is now being celebrated in person at the Church and streamed on Youtube.

Join us on Sunday at 11am either virtually or in person.

What's On Today?


At the heart of Covent Garden for more than 300 years.

Welcome to the website of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, affectionately known as The Actors' Church.

Weekly Church Services

Watch a welcome from the Rector, Reverend Simon Grigg

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Rev'd Simon Grigg performing Mass

Sunday

Sunday Eucharist
Live and on YouTube
11am

2nd Sunday of the Month

Sung Evensong
Live in church only
4pm

Tuesday

Lunchtime Eucharist
Live in church only
1.10pm

Wednesday

Lunchtime Eucharist
Live in church only
1.10pm

Visit

This beautiful church, built by Inigo jones, in the busy West End of London has been here since 1633.

A wide view of the east end of the church. In the centre is the altar and surround, on each side there are stained glass windows and chapels.

Worship

St Paul's is the Parish Church of Covent Garden and therefore as well as worshipping on Sunday also provides various pastoral support.

Hire

St Paul's Church is an ideal place to hold an event or fundraiser. With our award-winning gardens we can cater to a number of unique events.

What's important to us

Our Values

St Paul's seeks to be welcoming and inclusive of all and is committed to championing equality and diversity.

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Pastoral services

Life's Big Events

Find out more about how to have a wedding, Baptism, funeral or memorial service, or another event at St Paul's.

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Upcoming Events


13th - 26th May

Musicals by Candlelight


Musicals by Candlelight invites you to sit back, relax and experience the world’s most beloved musical theatre compositions performed by a live string quartet in the heart of London’s West End.

27th May

Stars Come Out in a Midnight Sky


Locus Ensemble performs in iconic St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. Featuring string orchestra music with Caerwen Martin’s ‘Stars Come Out in a Midnight Sky’, Grieg’s ‘Holberg Suite’, and Dvorak’s ‘Serenade for Strings’, the concert promises to be a fun, friendly evening for all comers.

A bright sun rises over still water. The sky is crystal, with wisps of cloud trailing through the sky.

28th May

Bright Horizons


Actors' Church regulars, Eclectic Voices, join forces with the choir of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh and John Kenny's Carnyx Brass Ensemble for an exciting and eclectic mix of established classics and brand new material, made possible by our New Music Fund.

2nd Jun

200 Years of César Franck & his Belgian Legacy


The Actors' Church is delighted to welcome graduate Musicians Melanie Gruwez and Sophie Lejava for a concert of bespoke classical repertoire.

3rd Jun

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party


Join us in Covent Garden on Friday 3rd June to celebrate her majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee. With fun and pomp aplenty, this fantabulous event will take place in The Actors Church garden from 12pm until 6pm.

4th Jun

Concerto 2022


The Actors' Church welcomes back Marcel Music for two wonderful violin concertos! The Marcel Sinfonia brings together graduates from leading conservatoires in London such as the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, all to play the magnificent music of Bach, Handel, Mozart and a new composition

6th Jun

Fairytales and Springtime


St Paul's Church welcomes pianist Angela Novy, soprano Valarie Wong and woodwind Player Andy Mellor. Who will delight with a bespoke lunchtime recital of classical music, handpicked for the occasion.

Christian wears a black suit with a light blue shirt and pick tie. He looks pensively to the ground a clutches his cello under one arm with the hand holding the bow. In the other he holds a loop pedal.

9th Jun

CELLOOP Tour 2022 - Christian Grosselfinger


The Actors' Church welcomes Christian Grosselfinger as part of his global tour. Creator of the “Celloop” concept, combining Violoncello and Looping, Chris now brings the powerful sounds of the keyboard and the virtuosity of the electric guitar together in thrilling and unique arrangements.

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St Paul's Church has been at the heart of its community for over 300 years. Your donation helps support our work with our community and preserve the church for those who come after.

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Phone: 1225 6387 020

Email: gro.hcruhcsrotca@ofni

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Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED

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