Latest guidance

In line with recent announcements, visitors should ensure that, unless exempt, they wear facemasks when visiting our shop, foyers and when attending church for worship or concerts. This is now a mandatory requirement. You do not need to wear a facemask when visiting our Crypt Café as it is a hospitality setting, although you should feel free to do so if it makes you feel more comfortable. As we are a ‘seated’ venue, the new rules about COVID passports do NOT apply and you will not be required to show a COVID passport when attending a concert.

We want you to know that the well-being and safety of our visitors and staff is our absolute priority, and we’d like to assure you that we’re creating the safest environment possible in line with the latest government advice. We’ve assessed every part of our offering: the spaces we provide, our team, the training given to them, our drinks and food and how we look after our visitors. We are also doing frequent health and safety assessments, as well as regular deep cleaning of the site. Our spaces (including the Crypt and church) benefit from fresh air ventilation where air is pumped in from the outside and not recycled.

Please note: We only accept contactless/card payments in our shop, café and box office to help minimise contact via the use of cash.

Last updated: Wednesday 15 December 2021

Our measures

  • Face masks are required indoors, except when eating and drinking in our cafe.
  • We provide hand sanitising stations throughout the site.
  • We have increased our cleaning schedule.
  • We always have fresh air running through our ventilation systems to increase circulation.
  • We only accept contactless or card payments in our café, shop or at the box office. This is to help minimise the potential spread of Covid through contact with cash. Thank you for your understanding.

Concerts

In line with the latest guidance, concerts at St Martin’s are going ahead as scheduled, with no major changes.

  • Facemasks are now mandatory indoors for concerts.
  • The church is regularly ventilated with fresh outdoor air.

We will keep in touch with ticket holders about any future changes.

Tickets

  • Tickets for all concert are currently being issued digitally.
  • Tickets can be purchased in person at St Martin’s from the Box Office.
  • Tickets for live concerts are subject to a £2.75 transaction fee when ordered over the telephone or online.
  • Online concerts will be accessed via a link that will be emailed in advance of the concert taking place. No physical tickets will be posted.

Read the full T&Cs here

Worship

Last updated: Thursday 9 December 2021

With our Covid safety measures we remain open for you to join us in our building as well as online for our regular and our Christmas services.

Our choirs are able to sing and carol singing is also permitted for congregations as they are wearing masks. We also ask all those joining us to take a lateral flow test before visiting.

If you would like to sit in the balconies to enable greater social distancing please contact the church office in office hours in advance of your visit to book a place.

Throughout Wednesday afternoons in December our Christmas Oasis is available in the crypt chapel and hall for prayer, silence and song in the crypt chapel.

The church is open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (with occasional closures for concerts and special services) and where the church is closed we endeavour to open the chapel in the crypt for private prayer.

See our website for details of weekly and special Christmas services.

Sunday
10.00am Parish Eucharist (in person and online)
12noon Children’s and Youth church (in person only)
1.30pm Cantonese Service (in person and on Facebook only)

Wednesday
1.00pm Said Eucharist (in person only)
4pm Said Evening Prayer (in person only)
6.30pm Bread for the World (in person and online)

Thursday
1.00pm Great Sacred Music (in person and online)

Monday to Friday
8.30am Morning Prayer (Facebook and in person).

 

Discover more online resources on our website.