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St Margaret’s Church

St. Margaret’s, known as ‘the church on Parliament Square’, is a 12th-century church next to Westminster Abbey. It’s also sometimes called ‘the parish church of the House of Commons’. Everyone’s welcome to visit or come along to our services.

Services at St Margaret’s

We hold one regular service each week, normally the Sung Eucharist on Sundays at 11:00am. This is a traditional-language service that lasts for about an hour, and is followed by refreshments.

More about our services

Service times

  Previous Month 1st September 2019 - 30th September 2019 Next Month   Sunday, 1st September 2019 Eleventh Sunday after Trinity11:00am Sung Eucharist

Setting: Leighton Missa brevis
Motet: Messiaen O sacrum convivium
Voluntary: Mulet Tu es petra

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon Steward and Almoner

Sunday, 8th September 2019 Twelfth Sunday after Trinity11:00am Sung Eucharist

Setting: Darke in F
Motet: Wood Expectans expectavi
Voluntary: Bruhns Praeludium in E

Preacher: The Reverend Alan Boddy Priest Vicar

Sunday, 15th September 2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity7:30am Morning Prayer said 8:00am Holy Communion The Book of Common Prayer said 11:15am Sung Eucharist

Setting: Guerrero Missa Surge propera
Motet: Purcell Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei
Voluntary: Bach Fugue in E minor BWV 548ii

Preacher: The Reverend Dr Fiona Stewart-Darling Priest Vicar

Sunday, 22nd September 2019 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity11:00am Sung Eucharist

Setting: Mozart Missa brevis in D K194
Motet: Mozart Laudate pueri Domino from Solemn Vespers K339
Voluntary: Langlais Hymne d'action de grâce 'Te Deum'

Preacher: The Reverend Garry Swinton Priest Vicar

Sunday, 29th September 2019 Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS11:00am Sung Eucharist

Setting: Dove Missa brevis
Motet: Howells Like as the hart
Voluntary: Elgar Imperial March Op 32

Preacher: The Right Reverend Dr Alastair Redfern Chair, The Clewer Initiative


Information for visitors

Visiting | Worshipping | History | Must Sees

St Margaret’s welcomes all visitors, and entry is free.

Please check our opening times before visiting, as the church is closed sometimes.

Visitor opening times
Monday-Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm
Saturday: 9.30-1.30pm
Sunday: 2.30-4.30pm

How to get to St Margaret's Church

St Margaret's Church, St Margaret St, London SW1P 3JX


Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)

National Rail

London Victoria (0.8 miles)
London Waterloo (0.8 miles)


Find your best journey via the Transport for London website

Upcoming events at St Margaret's Church

Lecture: Is there a rationale for the Anglican Communion?

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required

John Henry Newman: Influences and Legacies

Friday, 18th October 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required

Baroness Warnock service

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, 22nd December 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, no booking required

First Eucharist of Christmas

Tuesday, 24th December 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, no booking required

Christmas Day Choral Matins

Wednesday, 25th December 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, no booking required

If you have any questions about St Margaret’s Church, please contact:

Pamela Carrington
Rector’s secretary
[email protected]
020 7654 4847

For any enquiries relating to the Choir of St Margaret's, please contact:

Suzanne Wilson
Music Secretary
[email protected]
020 7654 4842

There really isn’t a more spectacular building to work on. It’s been one of the most gratifying and rewarding experiences of my life.

Kevin - Galleries Project Manager

Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Contact us

The Chapter Office
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]

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