Welcome to St Dunstan-in-the-West
Tues 13 Dec | Advent III
12.30pm Said Eucharist with address
Wed 14 Dec
1.15pm SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS | With Freshfields Choir | Followed by refreshments | All welcome
Thu 15 Dec
6.30pm Advent Study Group | Rowan Williams, Being Disciples | Led by Fr Barry Orford
St Dunstan-in-the-West on film
‘50 Things to do in a Church’ with Michael Palin (National Churches Trust)
This historic church, an Anglican Guild Church in the City of London proclaiming the glory of God in Jesus Christ and serving the local working community and tourists, provides a haven for private prayer in the midst of the city’s bustle. It was first founded around 1000 AD, and the present building has stood on Fleet Street for 180 years.
You are always welcome to join us for our regular celebration of the Eucharist on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm. During Advent, Lent and other times as advertised we hold an evening service on Thursdays at 6pm followed by a study group in the vestry. Please see Services and Events.
The church is normally open Monday-Friday, 10am – 4pm, for visitors and private prayer. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the sanctuary and there are votive candlestands. St Dunstan’s remains grateful to Friends of City Churches churchwatchers for their friendly and knowledgeable presence at the church on Tuesdays.
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We welcome our brothers and sisters of the Romanian Orthodox Church (La Biserica Ortodoxã Românã din Londra – Parohía Românã Sf Gheorghe/St Dunstan) and members of the Romanian community in London, for whom St Dunstan’s has been the spiritual home for over 50 years.
Our sixteenth century statue of Queen Elizabeth I can be seen above the porch in our churchyard. The statues of King Lud and his sons are under the porch.
Our popular and varied series of lunchtime recitals continues at 1.15 pm on Wednesdays. Please see our our social media feeds with Tweet #fleetstreetmusic
Bookstall: Secondhand books (paperback & hardback fiction, miscellaneous books), are always available for sale on our bookshelves at the back of the church to help raise funds for the church. Do come in, browse and buy!
We have two refreshment stalls in our churchyard offering individually brewed coffees and hot chocolate, cold drinks, croissants and pastries, hot Mediterranean & Mesopotamian falafel and kofte (meatball) wraps, and watermelon. We are very pleased to have Romo Coffee and Med Mez as part of our church community and hope that you will support these enterprises when you are in the vicinity. There are tables & chairs in our south-facing churchyard where you are welcome to relax and enjoy some refreshment.
We are delighted that our new set of 10 bells is now very much in use for services, special occasions and bellringing practice. Please visit our Bells and Contact & Visiting pages for more details of this project and if you have an enquiry about bellringing. For the history of the bells, see: Love’s Guide to the Church Bells of the City of London. For ringing times, please check the calendar of ringing times.
St Dunstan’s has a noble history of inclusivity and variety. Luminaries of the Christian tradition played their part in the first thousand years of this church’s life. Now we rejoice in being a centre of ecumenical encounter, dialogue and hospitality, where prayer for the unity of the Church is at the heart of our mission.
May the Spirit who hovered over the waters when the world was created breathe into you the life He gives.
May the Spirit who overshadowed the Virgin when the eternal Son came among us make you joyful in the service of the Lord.
May the Spirit who set the Church on fire upon the Day of Pentecost bring the world alive with the love of the risen Christ.