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 will continue to be available online but in person services and recitals will begin over the next few weeks & details are in the letter below.

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,

Today is Maundy Thursday & over the next 48 hours we’ll all, at some point, be reflecting on the extraordinary events of the last days of Jesus’ life. Simon Cuff’s short reflection for Maundy Thursday & Good Friday has already gone onto the church website & is well worth listening to as it is full of wisdom.

Today & tomorrow will be a time to reflect on the extraordinary love & sacrifice at the heart of the Passion & on Sunday we’ll be thrilled, once again, by the joy of the Resurrection. Even two thousand years later these remarkable & unique events have the power both to astonish us & bless us. I hope, therefore, you have a very happy and blessed Easter: and that there will be lots of fun as well as blessing. 

Because I’m increasingly aware that some of us watch the services on Sundays, our Easter services will go onto the website and our YouTube channel this coming Sunday morning. Our Holy Communion service will go up at 9.30am & our Informal Service at 11am. 

I couldn’t have imagined at this time last year that we wouldn’t have been worshipping in the City in person this Easter-events, however, have turned out very differently. Of course, having much of our activity on line will remain part of our life for the foreseeable future. However the Church Council has agreed that we should also begin to worship in person for those who are back in the City & are free & would want to do so.

In response to this we will be restarting our Holy Communion Services on Tuesday 20th April at 1.10pm, our Informal Service on Wednesday 5th May at 1pm & the first Organ Recital of the  new series will happen on Thursday 20th May. At the moment all our other regular & occasional fixtures will remain on line. St Margaret’s will be opening for longer each day from 12th April so people can visit it & pray there at a time most convenient for them.

Although I’m aware of increasing numbers of people returning to work in the City I’m also aware that this side of the summer, numbers both in the City & in church will be far lower than in the past: but we have to start sometime. Cliff Radmore will, of course, be completing rigorous risk assessments for all our in person activities so that we will remain as  safe as possible.

With all these safeguards in place I can hardly wait to see people again in person.

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 9.00am–3.30pm 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, 13.15 online (website and YouTube)

Informal worship and teaching

Wednesdays, 13.05–13.45pm at St Margaret Lothbury and online. Come and go as you wish.

Organ recital

Thursdays, 1.10-2pm at St Margaret Lothbury (except in August).


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 held our 2018 APCM on 30 April. All reports for the Lothbury and Woolnoth APCM will be made available as soon as possible.


The main services of the week are our two informal lunchtime services on Wednesday at St Margaret Lothbury and on Thursday at St Mary Woolnoth. Although they last from 1250-1400 they are planned so that you may come when you can and go when you have to. On Tuesday each week there are more traditional Holy Communion services at 1230 at St Mary Woolnoth and 1310 at St Margaret Lothbury. These usually last around 30 minutes. Read a welcome from our Rector, Jeremy Crossley.


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

Latest Talks


John 11:38–44

Jeremy Crossley
25 March 2020


Psalm 121

Jeremy Crossley
19 March 2020

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.