St Martin in the Fields is a church near Trafalgar Square. It is a vibrant and all time open Church for worship. It is sometimes called the ‘Church of the Ever Open Door’. You can enjoy free lunchtime music.
St Martin in the Fields is a landmark church in the heart of London. It is just at the edge of Trafalgar Square. It is a vibrant, open and inclusive church with over twenty services a week.
St Martin is a committed Christian community in the Anglican tradition. They believe in God who creates and sustains all things. It made known to them in the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth. The church is also working with the homeless. There is also a service of Baptism or Marriage for regular visitors.
Mission Statement of St Martin-in-the-Fields:
To honour God by being an open and inclusive church that enables people to question and discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ
St Martin in the Field: Lunch time Music
It is a place of worship with an extra service for Music. The Lunchtime Concerts of St. Martin is one of UK’s longest running free concert series. Local and visiting audiences can enjoy listening to tomorrow’s classical music stars today. This is free from pianists to choirs, play and sing at this beautiful church.
Some of London’s finest voices and regular performers on the BBC perform here. It is a concert venue for over 250 years from performances by Handel and Mozart during the 18th century. St Martin organise a world-renowned concerts programme and many other activities. Over 700,000 visitors visit a year.
Background history: St Martin in the Field
This place was used by the monks of Westminster according to a decision by The Archbishop of Canterbury in 1222. In around 1542 Henry VIII built a new church and extended the parish boundaries. He wanted to keep plague victims from being carried through his palace. This church was pulled down in 1721 to be replaced by the current building.
The present church was designed by James Gibbs and completed in 1726. In the 19th century, whilst planning Trafalgar Square, John Nash created Church Path and the range of buildings to the north.
Opening hours: St Martin in the Field
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 6pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 6pm
Address and Nearest Tube to St Martin in the Field
Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, UK. It is located in the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square. See the location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 7766 1100, 020 7766 1126 Email. [email protected]
Nearest Tube and Bus: Charing Cross and Leicester Square, Train: Charing Cross, Bus- Bus numbers 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176 and 453. Visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.
Car Parking: No parking on site. You may find parking space at the adjacent Duncannon Street
Please visit the website for more information. You can visit other Churches Christmas Festival and religious places for other believers
Enjoy Lunchtime Concert at St Martin in the Fields: Gayatri Nair