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Photo © Wilson Yeung

Photo © Wilson Yeung

St Mary Aldermary

The ancient church with it’s soaring ceiling and open space; candles and mats; coffee and sofas, prayer and community, is a place of hospitality and stillness among the transactions and busyness of the City.


A mindful oasis.

St. Mary Aldermary may be the most important late 17th century Gothic church in England. The striking feature is its plaster fan-vaulted ceiling, in both the nave and side aisles, which raises the gaze and inspires awe in a way more reminiscent of traditional cathedrals. 

Before 1100

Church founded on the site, probably by Benedictine monks from Christchurch Priory, Canterbury.



Fire of London destroys 89 churches including St. Mary Aldermary.



Reconstruction of St. Mary Aldermary.


Victorian refurbishment of exterior and interior fittings


Enemy action destroys Victorian stained glass windows but the church is largely undamaged.


St. Mary Aldermary ceases to be a parish church and becomes a Guild Church within the parish of St. Mary-le-Bow. 


The Moot Community move into St. Mary Aldermary.


The Moot Community opens Host Café.


The Moot Community reverted to its former name of St Mary Aldermary and created Still Point on Wednesday evenings.


There has been a church on this site for over 900 years.

Event Hire

Event hire

St Mary Aldermary is a spectacular venue for any event

We host talks, conferences and concerts, as well as numerous rehearsals in our spacious 350 seat Church. We have a fully equipped cafe with flexible, bespoke seating that can be opened for your event, or simply serve as a relaxed reception area.

We host a number of orchestras and choirs for both rehearsal and performances, including Siglo de OroLondon Euphonia, City Showtunes Orchestra and New Renaissance Voices.

If you are interested in hiring our space please contact us –020 7248 9902

Talks | Conferences | Live Music | Rehearsals

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Host Venue | © Sofar Sounds

Photo © Sofar Sounds

Photo © Sofar Sounds

Host Venue | © Siglo De Oro

Photo © Siglo de Oro



St. Mary Aldermary, makes a great wedding venue and we look forward to hosting these joyful occasions. As a Guild Church, the situation is slightly unusual: to be married at least one of you must have a connection with the church, be baptised and be willing to join the church’s electoral roll. This is usually through regularly worshiping with us, either on a Sunday or through the week, for a period of at least six months. However, we would also look to support other church connections especially those who are members of the Tank Regiment, the local Cordwainers' Livery Company or who work locally.


Please approach our priest for more details.

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