For the whole of Thursday, 2nd October 2014, and until 2:00pm on Friday, 3rd October 2014, the church building and the Cloister Café will be closed for filming. This has also necessitated cancelling the Communion Service at 8:30am on Thursday, 2nd October 2014, but it will be on again the next week. We apologize for any inconvenience if you were hoping to visit the church during this time and hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion instead.
The church will also be closed for two hours on Thursday, 9th October 2014 for filming, but the Cloister Café will remain open throughout.
We apologize for any inconvenience if you were hoping to visit the church during these filming occasions and hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion instead.
We are usually open daily (apart from most Saturdays) in the Church's 15th Century Cloister serving excellent coffee, tea, other soft drinks, house wines and monastic beers. We also have a selection of first-class pies (they are really worth trying!) as well as cakes and snacks. Below you will find an outline of our menu, as well as details of the wines, cider, and beers that we offer.
Monday to Friday:
8:30am – 5:00pm
Closed all day
9:30am – 6:30pm
During warm weather, we have a number of Café tables and chairs along the church path. You are most welcome to take your food and drink from the Cloister Café to sit there and enjoy the sunshine. Of course, when it is really hot, you may like the way that the Cloister stays a little cooler than it is outside.
The Cloister Café offers a range of high quality food that we are confident will not disappoint you.
Here are the current details:
|£4.50 per bowl|
celery and pickle, served with a fresh baguette
|£4.50 per platter|
of lemon, and mayonnaise
|£5.50 per platter|
|£4.50 per pie
|£3.00 per slice|
|£3.00 per portion|
|Wine||125ml glass||175ml glass||Bottle|
Hosting an event in the Cloister
Whether it is a post-wedding or post-baptism drinks reception, corporate event or a catered tour, we would be delighted to accommodate you. Whatever your budget may be, we will do our best to meet your requirements and ensure that your event is a success.
Please contact Ilaria De Virgiliis at the Parish office, either by clicking here to send an email or by calling +44 (0)20 7600 0440.
Access to the Church
There are three main ways into the church:
- The only way with step-free access is along the path from the West Smithfield square underneath the Elizabethan Gatehouse. There are only very minor changes in level on the way into the church this way.
- The path through the Churchyard from Cloth Fair has a significant step up into the churchyard from Cloth Fair and a further small step up beyond that within the Churchyard itself. There is then a set of relatively steep steps down into the pathway from West Smithfield square. Please note, these steps do not have a handrail. The path through the Churchyard is therefore not suitable for anybody who would find any of these steps difficult to manage.
- On some occasions, we open the doors of the North Porch of the church. These also provide access from Cloth Fair. However, immediately behind the doors are some very steep steps down to the floor level of the church (which is at the medieval level, quite a way below that of modern Cloth Fair). There are, however, handrails on these steps. Nevertheless, this access route would not be suitable for anybody who might have difficulties with steep steps.