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We are thrilled to be able to open our doors for public worship again on Sunday 5 July. We have gone beyond government and Church of England guidelines to make precautions in advance and ensure safety on the day.

If you would like to join us, please allow extra time to enter the building and be seated for the service. We are maintaining a strict 2m distance for all congregation throughout your visit and asking all to use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the time you are with us. Please either print your own order of service at home or bring it on your phone. There will be copies available for those who can’t do this. We will take your name and phone number at the door as part of the government Track and Trace initiative. The service will feel a little different, as movement will be restricted. We will be able to join in singing only in our hearts.

  • Maintain 2m distance
  • Hand sanitise regularly
  • Use phones for liturgy and giving
  • Sing only in our hearts

If you would like the full provision document, please email harriet.merz@smitf.org.

Throughout the pandemic, our community has grown rather than retreated, despite the challenges of lockdown. Our online worship and cultural engagement is reaching and sustaining more people than ever but, as the ‘church of the ever-open doors’, we strive for more interactions beyond the digital.

Our Courtyard has been transformed in to a Prayer Garden, where all are welcome to meditate, pray and discover peace and stillness at the heart of London.

Our outdoor Café will also be returning soon for takeaway, offering our famous hospitality from our courtyard at weekends.

We hope to share even more details about our re-opening plan with you shortly. We’re sure you will appreciate that we are approaching this cautiously and following expert advice. The safety of our staff and the wider community we serve must always be our first priority. We are delighted to be discovering new opportunities to engage with London and the world, imagining the possibilities of a new future together.


Prayer Garden opening times (weather permitting)

Monday 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 1pm – 3pm

Please note we don’t currently have any toilet facilities available for visitors to the Prayer Garden.


You can still join us for daily worship on Facebook, you can listen to new recordings by our talented singers each week and you can be assured that our vital work with people who are experiencing homelessness or sleeping rough continues. If you can help us, please support us today.

Who we are

St Martin-in-the-Fields is an architectural jewel sitting at the corner of one of the world’s most famous squares. It’s a place of encounter between God and humanity, the wealthy and the destitute, culture and commerce. We welcome you into the warmth of this vibrant community.

Church interior facing the East Window

Talking points

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Rooted and Grounded in Love

Friday 10 July 2020

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The Winter is Over

Sunday 5 July 2020

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 5 July 2020, the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, by the Revd Dr Sam Wells

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The Connection

Friday 3 July 2020

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