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Café in the Crypt

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012, the Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London.

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About

About St Martin - Sharing the Cloak

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark church in the heart of London. It is a hospitable, vibrant and forward thinking community with worship at its heart. Located on the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields is steeped in beautiful Georgian architecture which has been imitated across the world.

The church exists to honour God by being an open and inclusive church that enables people to question and discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ. Taking our inspiration from our patron saint Martin, we seek to be a place of welcome and hospitality for all.

With over twenty services a week, St Martin’s is a place of prayer and worship for Londoners and visitors alike. We are listed as a ‘welcoming and open’ congregation by Changing Attitude, meaning we are open and fully accepting to all, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background.

For more information about the church, its ethos and community, please see our church and worship pages.

A strong musical tradition flourishes at St Martin-in-the-Fields. An outstanding church music programme is provided by the Choir and Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields, some of London’s finest voices and regular perfomers on the BBC and in concert.  Our concerts series includes over 350 free and ticketed performances every year and features some of the UK’s finest chamber orchestras, choirs and musicians.

In our Crypt you will find the award winning Café in the Crypt and the Shop at St Martin’s, selling a wide variety of gifts, souvenirs, CDs and books. You can even make your own work of art with our brass rubbing materials, available from the shop. Over 750,000 people visit St Martin’s to participate in a service, enjoy a concert, an event or our hospitality.

All profits from St Martin-in-the-Fields Ltd support the work of the church.

St Martin-in-the-Fields cares deeply about building a more just and sustainable world. Our pioneering work with homeless people started in the early twentieth century and continues today through the Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Vicar’s Relief Fund, which gives out thousands of small grants averaging £170 to people in desperate financial need. Both are supported by the annual BBC Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, which has been running for over 85 years.

Through our education work we bring together inspiring speakers to help people explore the Christian faith and the big issues of our times.

Whether you are joining us for worship, enjoying a delicious apple crumble in the Cafe in the Crypt, or relaxing to classical music in a candlelit church, St Martin’s offers everyone a warm welcome in the heart of London.

 

 

Contact us

Email and phone details for the offices of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Who’s who

Information about our clergy and senior team at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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History

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St Martin's has always...

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Parish archive

Records about births, deaths and marriages in the Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields are held by the Westminster City Archive. If you are researching your family history, then this is a great...

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Safeguarding

St Martin’s works to encourage a safe environment for children and also for adults at risk (previously vulnerable adults) who visit, worship or are employed at St Martin-in-the-Fields. 

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Sustainability

St Martin-in-the-Fields is committed to environmental sustainability. We seek to lessen the impact of the use of the world’s resources on God’s creation and to act responsibly with regard to...

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Working for us

St Martin-in-the-Fields employs a hardworking team of around 100 people in hospitality, catering, concerts, administration and much more.

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Links

Our friends, related organisations and other useful websites.

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