Who We Are
We are located in the busy West End of London and, as well as being the Parish Church of Covent Garden, we are affectionately known as The Actors’ Church’ because of our long association with the theatre community.
This beautiful church, built by Inigo Jones, has been here since 1633 and we are also proud to have an attractive churchyard where people can rest and find some peace and quiet in what can be a stressful and busy part of the city.
Services are held every Sunday (at 11am) and most weekdays. We also host a wide variety of theatre, memorial services and concerts, totalling almost 300 events annually. As it says as you come through the church doors:
We seek to worship God as made known to us in Jesus Christ.
We are unafraid to reason, laugh and explore.
We know we need one another as we try to embody our faith in our daily lives.
We welcome people of faith, all who seek faith and friendship, and all who doubt.
Welcome to St Paul’s Church.
Rector: The Reverend Simon Grigg
Associate Rector: The Reverend Richard Syms
Caretaker: Robert Keen
Concert Director: Ben Chamberlain
Finance Manager: Laura Wickham
Office Manager and PA to the Rector: Phil Hunt
Churchwardens: Alison Cattermoule, Robert Zampetti, Max Lacey
Treasurer: Marisha Widdas
Gardeners: Carol Bavin, Chris Crickmore, Kathryn Meisle
Director of Music: Simon Gutteridge
Choirmaster: Nick Gallagher
The Magic of Night
Susana Gilardoni Mirski returns for her Autumn lunchtime concert here. She shares with us some choice repertoire which spans continents, all reflecting on the common theme of night.
Music of Joy and Sorrow
presents Chloe Parks as she performs some wonderful classic songs by Gershwin, Sondheim, Ewan McColl, and Alicia Keys.
The debut solo album by international singer Lara Martins, best known for being the longest-serving Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera.
A stunning new piece presented at The Actors' Church. Written and conducted by Andrew Campling and composed for Cello, Sitar and Orchestra. The concerto is performed by international musicians Anup Kumar Biswas (cello) and Jonathan Mayer (sitar), with the Marcel Sinfonia. The concert also features Vivaldi's joyful, ever-popular Gloria.
A baby-friendly family concert of showtunes performed by West End singers.