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Opening hours

Visiting St Martin - Opening - When to visit

All are welcome to visit the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields at the following times:

Our Regular opening times are:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.00pm.

Wednesday: 8.30am-1.15pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm

Thursday: 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.00pm

Saturday: 9.30am-6.00pm

Sunday: 3.30pm-5.00pm

Special hours:

Monday, 19 June – closed for sightseeing from 3.00pm ntil 3.45pm.

Why these times?

The church is generally open throughout the day, but we close to sightseers when there is a service or concert in progress. Everyone is welcome to join us for these, see regular service times or the music pages for information.


We are happy for visitors to take photographs of the church during the opening hours listed above. However, we ask that people refrain from taking photographs during services and concerts.

Dick Sheppard Chapel

The Dick Sheppard Chapel is located downstairs in the Lower Crypt, and is open between 9.00am – 6.30pm for quiet prayer or contemplation.

The Café in the Crypt, Shop and Box Office have different opening hours; please check those sections of the website for information.

Visiting the church as a group

The church is open to visitors when a service or concert is not taking place. If there is a group containing 10+people,  please let us know in advance when you are coming so that we can ensure your visit does not clash with rehearsals or pre-event setups. We can also arrange a guided tour at £5 per person if there is availability in our calendar.  Please email for further information.