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    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.."

    (Philippians 4:4-7 NIV)


    2017 was the 60th Anniversary of the rededication of our church after it was rebuilt in 1957.  As an anniversary project, we are raising fund to replace our wooden doors into glass doors.  This will make our church more welcoming to our visitors and congretation.  We need your support to make this possible.  Please visit the 60th Anniversary Appeal webpage to know how you can support us.


    St Lawrence Jewry is the official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City of London Corporation and stands in the Yard of the Guildhall.

    It was re-built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666, but there has been a church on the site for around 900 years.

    After extensive damage in the Second World War, it was again re-built.

    We are here to show the love of Christ to those who live and work in the City of London, and we seek to be welcoming to the many people who pass through our doors.

    The church is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    Come and visit us soon. You will find a fascinating building to look round, and somewhere to stop, be still, think and  pray; a place of tranquillity in an area of world commerce and business. We have a number of resources to aid you in this.  For more information read about the  Royal Marines Chapel. 


    Our main services of the week are Holy Communion on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 - 9:15am and Friday lunchtimes from 1:15 - 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend these services, which take place in the Commonwealth Chapel.

    Each year, a service is held before the first Court of Common Council of the financial year, as a way of asking God's blessings and guidance to the Common Council members as they undertake the Corporation's businesses throughout the year.  This is one of the civic services that the Lord Mayor attend in STATE.  The Sheriffs, the Aldermen, High Officers and the Court of Common Council members are also in attendance.

    This year Court of Common Council Service will be on the 19th April at 11:30am.

    listen to ‘City People: Canon David Parrott’ on Audioboo


    The Vicar, Canon David Parrott, can be contacted at the Church (address below), by telephone 02076009478 or by email

    St Lawrence Jewry
    Guildhall Yard
    EC2V 5AA

    Charity No. 1157187

    You can find us on this map.

    We are part of the Diocese of London in the Church of England.




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