Welcome to St Dunstan-in-the-West
Tue 9 Feb | Shrove Tuesday | NEXT BEFORE LENT (QUINQUAGESIMA)
12.30pm Holy Communion with address
Wed 10 Feb | ASH WEDNESDAY
12.30pm Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
Thur 11 Feb | Lent feria
6pm Holy Communion
6.30pm Study Group: Keeping Lent (Fr Barry Orford)
Tue 16 Feb | LENT I
12.30pm Holy Communion (BCP 1662) with address
More Services and Events
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 Church of England service of said Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm. During 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.
For all the latest information about services, events and music recitals, please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook (see side bar on the right) and check the events calendar on A Church Near You.
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 almost 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; and the following websites for ringing lists and the history of the bells: Love’s Guide to the Church Bells of the City of London and Love’s Guide – 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.