St Mary Woolnoth
Thursday lunchtime service at St Mary Woolnoth
Every Thursday at St Mary Woolnoth we hold an informal lunchtime service between 1250-1400 of worship and teaching at St Mary Woolnoth. This historical Hawksmoor church’s site has been used for worship for many centuries and has deep spiritual roots at the heart of its foundations.
From 1780 to 1807 John Newton (author of the famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’) was rector of the church. There he drew large congregations who worshipped and influenced many through his preaching. Among them was William Wilberforce, who was inspired by Newton and came to him for counsel and advice and who would one day become a leader in the campaign for the abolition of slavery.
We are thrilled to have the privilege of running a service on the same site John Newton was once incumbent and where he extoled such spiritual diligence and values. Led by experienced and gifted worship leaders, this service aims to provide another unique opportunity for contemporary worship in the heart of the City in addition to our regular Wednesday Lunchtime Service.