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

18th - 24th February 2024
Sunday, 18th February 2024
First Sunday of Lent
6.00pm Sung Eucharist St Margaret's Church
sung by the St Margaret's Choristers and Consort

Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi munera
Byrd Ave verum corpus
Gade Moderato (Three Pieces for Organ)

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

View Order of Service
Friday, 23rd February 2024
St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, martyr, c 155
12.30pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said

WORSHIPPERS ATTENDING SERVICES ENTER FREE OF CHARGE. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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

Opening hours

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Friday, 23rd February 2024
St Margaret's Church 10.30am - 3.30pm

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

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Lord Morris of Aberavon

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Lord Morris of Aberavon

Wednesday, 28th February 2024

12.00pm - 1.00pm
St Margaret's Church
Free (Booking required)

Photograph of gold cross on top of the Lady Chapel roof of Westminster Abbey

Fraternité talk: Restoration and salvage

Thursday, 7th March 2024

6.00pm - 7.30pm
St Margaret's Church
£10

Sung Eucharist with the Blessings of Palms and Procession

Sung Eucharist with the Blessings of Palms and Procession

Sunday, 24th March 2024

10.30am - 12.00pm
The Abbey and St Margaret's Church
Free (no booking required)

Photograph of the Wesminster Retable within the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey.

Fraternité talk: When the English spoke French

Thursday, 18th April 2024

6.00pm - 7.30pm
St Margaret's Church
£10

Photograph of angel frieze surrounded by an English rose and French fleur-de-lis in the Lady Chapel of Westminster Abbey

Fraternité talk: Lilies and Roses - The Tudor Court and France

Thursday, 16th May 2024

6.30pm - 8.00pm
St Margaret's Church
£10

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

Underground

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)

Buses

Find your best journey via the Transport for London website