Following government and diocese guidelines, the church building has reopened with reduced hours for private prayer and service attendance only. The gardens remain open for all with reduced hours.
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.
To see more about St Paul's Church response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please click here.
Revised opening hours
MONDAY to FRIDAY: 08:30am - early afternoon
SUNDAY: 09:00am - midday (Open later for Evensong on 2nd Sunday of each month)
We regret closing times cannot be more specific. This is due to the availability of staff to ensure that appropriate cleaning and other measures are in place.
Please note: The church and grounds may occasionally have to be closed for maintenance or other reasons. We try to post these closures on our website but it is not always possible to give advanced notice. If you are planning a special visit we advise phoning the office in advance.
Monday 17th August - Closed to the public all day. Gardens open in the evening for attendees of Words I've Said ONLY.
Normal Opening Times
We hope to return to these opening hours as soon as possible but are currently working with revised opening hours.
St. Paul’s Church is open far more often than most churches. Our current normal opening hours are set out below. However, PLEASE NOTE that the church and grounds may occasionally have to be closed for maintenance or for production reasons. We try to post these closures on the ‘what’s on’ section of this website but, given the nature of live performance, it is not always possible to give advanced notice. If you are planning a special visit we STRONGLY advise phoning the office in advance noting Monday is the staff day off.
MONDAY to FRIDAY: 08:30am-5:00pm (later if hosting an event)
SATURDAY: Opening times depend on events (please see the ‘what’s on’ section of the website)
SUNDAY: 09:00am-1:00pm (5:00pm when there is evensong)
There are 5 entrances to the church, 2 on the Piazza, 1 on King St., 1 on Henrietta St., and 1 on Bedford St.
Vehicle access is available via the Bedford St entrance.
There is wheelchair access to the church via Bedford St and Henrietta St. and a ramp at the steps of church into the main nave of the church. In 2017, we are also proud to say we have a disabled toilet which can be accessed on request.
Unfortunately, there are no public toilets onsite. There are however public toilets just a few minutes walk away, next to the portico of the church in the piazza.
A Gothic Festival
Join Gothic Opera for a stylish evocation of the eerie and macabre, presented by a large cast of talented singers. In three curated concerts, the audience will journey through a selection of rarely-heard spine-chilling operatic repertoire, some of which will be performed for the first time since the nineteenth century.
SIGNAL FIRES: The Actors' Church
On the evening of the 4th of November, gather near while staying afar in the grounds of The Actors' Church. Light your lantern and follow a trail of clues and stories to invoke and honour the stories of performers past, present and future. A quest to rekindle story-telling, puppetry, laughter and light in dark times...
Fanfare - a recital for trumpet and piano
A concert presented by Marcel Sinfonia with a selection of classical pieces.
In Wings of Song - A Free Lunchtime Concert
A selection of classical pieces for soloist and piano.
Sunday at the Musicals
Paul Productions are pleased to be returning to The Actors' Church with a new version of Sunday at the Musicals in aid of Acting for Others.