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
Making theatre in a time of COVID-19: an audio tour
Last November, we gathered around a Signal Fire in the grounds of the Actors’ Church in response to asking why live performance a pandemic and what is lost when it can’t take place. Join us for an interactive audio tour following in the footsteps of that performance and hearing its echoes.
Music of Joy and Sorrow
Soprano Billie Robson performs a selection of stunning pieces which reflect some of the hardships and hopes of our current times.
Claire de Lune - Songs on the theme of "Night" from the turn of the century
St Paul's Church is delighted to welcome soprano Erika Mädi Jones and pianist Panaretos Kyriatzidis to perform a lunchtime concert as part of growing series of talented performers, showcasing their work in intimate concerts.
London Octave presents Schubert's String Quintet in C.
St Paul's Church Covent Garden is delighted to present London Octave in their first free lunchtime concert. They will be performing one of Schubert's last and greatest compositions, Franz Schubert's String Quintet in C.
A Musical Journey Through Europe And Latin America
St Paul's Church Covent Garden is delighted to welcome Arik Goldshtein for his first lunchtime concert with us. Join us for a beautiful collection of pieces played on classical guitar.