As we enter into our Advent Season please join us for two special services.
Sunday 3rd December 5pm
Advent Carol Service accompanied by the University of London Chamber Choir followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Wednesday 6th December 6pm
Christmas Carol Service accompanied by St Mary’s Voices followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Standard Opening Times
We are usually open for visitors and for prayers from Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.
Tuesday 12-4pm (note that our Tuesday lunchtime service is at 1.00 p.m. for half an hour, all are welcome to attend)
Wednesday 12-4pm (the church will be open after 4.00 p.m. until our usual 6.00 p.m. service, note that choir rehearsal will be taking place from 4.30 p.m.)
Thursday 12-4pm - on some Thursdays we have a free lunchtime concert from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. - see the What's On page for details
St Mary le Strand is Open to All
Open for you to visit and sit a while
Open for Services and Prayer
Open for Christenings, Weddings and Blessings
Open for Tours, Exhibitions and Concerts
Open for Rehearsals, Workshops and Lectures
Open for Meetings, Conferences and Away Days
Open for coffee, cake or a cuppa
Open to suggestions... !
At the end of August 2021, The Strand around St Mary le Strand became a pedestrian/cycle zone and the Aldwych became a two-way road.
The East Strand is permanently closed to traffic between Surrey Street and Waterloo Bridge. Buses which previously stopped on Strand will now stop at new locations on Aldwych. Please visit the TfL website for alternative ways to travel.
For more information please visit https://strandaldwych.org
How to get here
St Mary le Strand is in the middle of the new pedestrianize piazza, at the East end of the Strand, near to Somerset House and the Strand campus of King's College London.
By London Underground
Nearest tube stations:
- Temple (Circle & District lines; 250 metres, 5-minute walk)
- Covent Garden (Piccadilly line; 650m, 8min)
- Charing Cross (Bakerloo & Northern lines; 700m, 10min)
- Embankment (Circle & District lines; 700m, 10min)
- Charing Cross (700m, 10min)
- Blackfriars (1km, 13min)
- Waterloo (1km, 13min)
Buses 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1 and X68 all pass along the Strand and/or Aldwych, stopping within 100-200 metres of St Mary le Strand.
River Bus Services RB1, RB2 and RB6 all stop at Embankment Pier.
There are bike stands on the Strand.
There are several Santander Cycles docking stations near St Mary le Strand.
We regret to say that at present there is no step-free access to St Mary le Strand church. This is a very important part of our restoration and development plan, but, for now, the only access to the church is via the 9 steps of the portico at the west end of the church.