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.

Bach Violin Concertos by Candlelight (6pm and 8.30pm)

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a selection of Bach's magnificent Violin concertos by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Mary Le Strand, London.  A hugely appealing evening designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style! Note - there are two performances available: 6pm and 8.30pm Tickets: £25, £35 Booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/e-bypjdr Phone: ... Read more

Thursday Lunchtime Concert – Anna Marmion, Eunji Han

Join us for a lunchtime recital of soprano Anna Marmion and pianist Eunji Han. Programme to include Strauss "Brentano Lieder", Poulenc "Miroirs Brûlants" and Libby Larsen "Try Me Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII". Free Admission

Recurring

Strand Community Choir

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Strand Community Choir Spring launch - Open to All
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Free

Composers’ Walk

Guided walk starting outside Boots in Piccadilly Circus exploring composers in the West End. Coffee and homemade cake will greet you on your arrival at the church at 12.30!

Thursday Lunchtime Concert – Doris Kuo, Dominika Blatt

Join us for a lunchtime recital of violinist Doris Kuo and pianist Dominika Blatt. Programme for this concert is: Prokofiev. Five Melodies Bartok. Romanian Dances Dvorak. Romantic pieces Ravel. Tzigane   Free Admission

Recurring

Strand Community Choir

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Strand Community Choir Spring launch - Open to All
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Free

Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight (6pm and 8pm)

Celebrate the start of the weekend 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 Mary-le-Strand, at the heart of London’s West End, with pre-dinner and after-dinner options, this is the perfect musical experience to combine with a ... Read more

Thursday Lunchtime Concert – Elena Toponogova, piano

Join us for this solo piano concert performed by Elena Toponogova. Programme: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Two moments musicaux, Op. 16 in D flat major and B minor Daises op.38 Two Etudes-tableaux op.39 no 2 in a minor and no 5 in e flat minor Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951): Sonata-Reminiscenza op.38 in a minor P.I.Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Intermezzo ... Read more

Recurring

Strand Community Choir

St Mary le Strand Strand, London, Greater London

Strand Community Choir Spring launch - Open to All
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Free

Advent Carol Service

Music and Readings for Advent, a time of expectation and waiting for the birth of Christ at Christmas.