What's on

A Sanctuary on the Strand, St Mary le Strand is an inspirational and peaceful place for Christian worship. An inclusive church we welcome and serve everyone. We celebrate every person and don’t discriminate on grounds of race, identity, gender, or sexuality. We are truly ‘open to God and open to all’.

CONEXIÓN by Lidia Leon Cabral is being exhibited at St Mary le Strand until 11th December 2022.  The church is open to visitors from Monday to Thursday, 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. and on Fridays from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

CONEXIÓN at St. Mary Le Strand is a concrete example of dialogue between the Anglican Church, the Dominican Republic and the art of Lidia Leon to encourage coexistence of the individuals by integrating the language of art into architecture and the natural material into the sacred geometry of the space.

With this installation made of tobacco leaves, Lidia Leon Cabral has transformed St. Mary Le Strand - one beautiful example of the Baroque architecture in London- into a sort of agorà where diverse cultures can meet and live together.  The tobacco plants, which situate the work in a Caribbean landscape and are a crucial part of the socioeconomic development of the Dominican Republic, are a recurring theme in LiLeón’s imagery: she was born and raised in a prominent family of tobacco farmers. In the hands of the artist-architect, these large leaves become a raw material to be used in construction, keeping the essential link to Mother Nature open. The collage of tobacco leaves on the panels was inspired by the church’s ancient stained-glass windows. 

See below for 'What's On' as part of our Public and Cultural Programme and our Special Events and Church Services.

Christmas Carol Service

Come and join us to sing carols and hear readings, both biblical and literary, to celebrate the joyful season of Christmas. All are welcome!

Mozart and Moonlight Sonata at Christmas (6pm and 8pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Celebrate the festive season with a stunning hour of spectacular piano music performed by one of London’s most brilliant concert pianists, to the glow of candlelight. Conveniently located in St ... Read more

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas (6pm and 8.30pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Enjoy a magical Christmas concert by candlelit in the beautiful setting of St Mary Le Stand. The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta will perform masterpieces by Bach and Vivaldi, ... Read more

New Year’s Eve Vivaldi on the Strand (5pm, 7pm and 8:45pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Mark the end of a busy year with a stunning classical concert from the brilliant musicians of The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, featuring Vivaldi’s timeless masterpiece, by the glow of candlelight. Conveniently ... Read more

Valentines Vivaldi by Candlelight (6pm and 8pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Treat your loved one to the ultimate Valentine's romantic experience and enjoy an exceptional selection of music featuring Vivaldi's epic Four Seasons and other timeless works. Performed by the incredible ... Read more

Bach Piano Concertos by Candlelight (6pm and 8pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and renowned pianist Warren Mailley-Smith perform a selection of Bach's magnificent piano concertos by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Mary Le ... Read more

Vivaldi Violin Concertos by Candlelight (6pm and 8pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a selection of Vivaldi's magnificent Violin concertos and selections from the Four Seasons by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Mary ... Read more