St Margaret's Church

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’.

The Church on Parliament Square

St. Margaret’s is a 12th-century church next to Westminster Abbey also known as ‘The Parliamentary Church'

Service times

3rd - 9th December 2023
Sunday, 3rd December 2023
First Sunday of Advent
6.00pm Sung Eucharist St Margaret's Church
sung by the St Margaret's Choristers and Consort

Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi munera
Willis I sing of a maiden
Mendelssohn arr Best Overture (St Paul)

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

View Order of Service
Monday, 4th December 2023
Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, founder of the community at Little Gidding, 1637
St John of Damascus, monk, teacher of the faith, 749
12.30pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
Tuesday, 5th December 2023
12.30pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
Thursday, 7th December 2023
St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, teacher of the faith, 397
12.30pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church


Service times and locations may change at short notice. Security checks are in place upon entry.

Opening hours

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Thursday, 7th December 2023
St Margaret's Church 10.30am - 12.00 noon

Recent developments at St Margaret’s

Find out more about the current status of worship at St Margaret's as well as plans for the future

The future of St Margaret's

Upcoming events at St Margaret's Church

Interior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

St Margaret’s people

Clergy, musicians, bell-ringers, vergers and support staff – these are just some of the people running St Margaret’s.

Meet our people

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