On the afternoon of Wednesday, 4nth February 2015, the church building will be closed from 2:30pm for filming. The Cloister Café will, however, remain open as normal. 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.
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.
Our winter closing time from Monday to Friday each week began on 11th November 2014.
From that day until 14th February 2015, we will be closing at 4:00pm on weekdays.
Monday to Friday:
From 14th Feb–10th Nov: 8:30am – 5:00pm
From 11th Nov–13th Feb: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Closed all day
9:30am – 6:30pm
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.