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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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Church Closures in July and August

During July and August, the church will be closed during Iris Theatre show times. If you are making a special visit to the church, we strongly advise that you call or email in advance to ensure that the church will be open.

Iris Theatre's Summer Season starts soon!

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens on 29th June.

You can also grab a drink or a coffee at The Bard pop-up cafe in the church grounds throughout the summer.

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.

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. 

Church Closures in July and August

During July and August, the church will be closed during Iris Theatre show times. If you are making a special visit to the church, we strongly advise that you call or email in advance to ensure that the church will be open.

Iris Theatre's Summer Season starts soon!

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens on 29th June.

You can also grab a drink or a coffee at The Bard pop-up cafe in the church grounds throughout the summer.

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


Three people sit together in a Spring garden. First a young women with long red hair, glasses and red jumper. Central is a young man with brown hair and glasses. On the left is another young women with curly brown hair, glasses and a red jumper. All are smiling and wearing back jackets.

30th Jun

Far, Far From Each Other


The Actors' Church is delighted to welcome Mezzo-soprano Katie Macdonald, violist Kate De Campos and pianist Thomas Eeckhout who will perform a selection of deeply human and heartfelt musical works dealing with distance, separation and longing. 

A grand piano sits in the centre of a church with pews flanking either side. The alter of the church sits behind.

1st Jul

City Lit Summer Concert


The Actors' Church is thrilled to welcome back City Lit music department with their Summer concert.

4th Jul

Piano Recital by Yuewen Li


Continuing in our vein of showcasing graduates from the Royal College of Music, St Paul's Church welcomes the talented pianist Yuewen Li as she performs a selection of classical works from her repertoire.

11th Jul

Stockport Grammar School in Concert


Under the musical direction of Mr Michael Dow, the talented youth musicians and singers from Stockport Grammar School (a co-education independent day school for 3 – 18-year-old pupils, based in Greater Manchester) will be coming to perform at St. Paul’s Covent Garden on Monday 11th July 2022, in what is sure to be an exquisite evening of music, featuring their Chorus, Chamber Choirs, Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra and advanced soloists. 

22nd Jul

The Castle School Concert Band and Choir


The Castle School Concert Band will play a selection of well known pieces ranging from 1970's hit Film and TV programmes (Starsky and Hutch, Live and Let Die)as well as more modern classics. 

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5th Aug

Baby Gospel Family Concert


The Actors' Church is delighted to welcome back Baby Gospel. An uplifting family concert of soul, Motown and gospel music, featuring the astonishing vocal talents of London’s CK Gospel Choir.

A make-shift van travels through an enchanted forest at twilight. A pair of theatre masks hangs in the front wind shield and a small chimney produces smoke form the side.

29th Jun - 13th Aug

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Experience Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy in the heart of Covent Garden with the award-winning Iris Theatre, celebrate the arrival of Summer and find out whether love really can conquer all.

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19th Aug

Baby Broadway Family Concert


Fun-filled family concerts featuring West End performers singing well-known songs from the shows.

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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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Bedford Street
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