Lothbury & Woolnoth

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St Margaret Lothbury

St Margaret’s has been open each weekday for about four hours for over six months now but from 12th April these hours will be extended & the church building opened at 8.30am each day until 4pm. Services are now both in person and online. The organ recitals will begin on the 20th May.

Our regular income is obviously taking something of a hit at this time, so please consider supporting us  by making an online donation, either as a one-off gift or as a regular monthly one.

Click on the link below to give online.

Thank you so much for helping to keep St Margaret’s alive with your generosity.

A message from the Rector, Jeremy Crossley

Dear All,

After a slow start to the week on Bank Holiday Monday it has been great to have not only the Tuesday Communion Service both in person & on line but also our first Informal service on Wednesday. Although inevitably there are more watching online than in person it was great to see people at both services. Please would you keep praying for the life of St Margaret’s & for wisdom that we get things right as the lockdown restrictions ease & people return to work in the City. It has been humbling for me that one of the factors in peoples’ thinking about the days they will be in the City has been that they want to be around when the service that they used to come to in those far off pre-pandemic times is taking place.

Next week in addition to these two services there will also be a Holy Communion service on Thursday at 1pm for 25 minutes to celebrate Ascension Day; remembering the moment when Jesus returned to His Father & all that means for us today.

On Thursday the following week, 20th, we have the first Organ Recital at 1.10pm which I know those who can come to it under the remaining restrictions will be looking forward to immensely. 

Shortly we will be holding two further Lothbury Conversations. One will be with Jonathan Hill-Lord Hill of Oareford-who will speak on the review of the future of the City of London post-Brexit that he has just concluded at the request of the Chancellor. The other conversation will be with Joe Murphy, the Political Editor of the Evening Standard. He is shortly to retire after a long career in ‘Fleet Street’ primarily based at Westminster as a political reporter. However, he will reflect on his career in journalism, how politics has evolved and reflect on London and the City. We are finalising dates and times and we will circulate them as soon as we have them.

I hope that you had a good weekend-in London it was warm, dry & sunny-something I hope to experience again before too long!

As always, I’ll keep praying from you & look forward to seeing you, one day!

Best wishes,


All talks are still available on our Youtube channel (find them by clicking here ).

St Margaret Lothbury and St Mary Woolnoth are Church of England parish churches at the heart of the City of London.

St Margaret’s is open 8.30am–4.00pm from Monday to Friday. Everyone is welcome to visit for prayer, quiet reflection or simply to enjoy the peace.

Holy communion

Tuesdays, 13.10pm at St Margaret Lothbury in person and 15.30 online (website and YouTube)

Informal worship and teaching

Wednesdays, 13.15 online (website and YouTube). Starting in person on 5th May at St Margaret Lothbury. Come and go as you wish.

Organ recital

Thursdays, 1.10-2pm starting again on 20th May at St Margaret Lothbury.


We believe in the power of prayer. We have a loving Heavenly Father who longs to meet with us as we talk to him about the things that worry us and the things that make us happy. At the end of the informal services there are always people from the prayer ministry team available to pray. On Monday mornings a prayer meeting is held, online, between 7.45 and 8.45am. All are welcome – come when you can, go when you need to.

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Group meets every Thursday, online, at 8am. It’s a great opportunity to get connected with other men who work in the City of London. For more information or if you would like to join please contact the Church via email.

More about our services and events

We aim to serve those working in the Square Mile; to be on hand to pray for them, to hold services, which are sensitive to the time constraints and pressures of the City, to provide other opportunities to meet with other Christians and to offer a place for reflection and prayer throughout the week.

At the heart of our life is a commitment to worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ and making it possible for others to experience His love. We aim to offer a variety of services that will enable anyone to feel at home.

APCM & Reports

We are holding our 2021 APCM on 26 April. All reports for the Lothbury APCM will be made available as soon as possible.


Find information about our commitment to safeguarding here.


Like many City Churches all our records are now held by the London Metropolitan Archives.

More about us

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St Margaret Lothbury


Nearest tube: Bank Station (Exit 2)
Phone: 020 7726 4878
Email: admin@stml.org.uk
Twitter: @StMagsLothbury

St Mary Woolnoth

Lombard Steet

Nearest tube: Bank Station (Exit 6)
Phone: 020 7726 4878
Email: admin@stml.org.uk
Twitter: @StMagsLothbury


The finances of the Lothbury parish

It costs about £220,000 a year to run our church. That is about £4,200 a week to ensure that the Clergy and church staff are paid, the building which is Grade 1 listed is properly maintained and heated, the parish affairs are efficiently run and our worship services continue to the highest standards. Our church relies for its upkeep on the giving of the congregation in financial support and. We do not receive any support from the State or the Church of England.