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    Due to Covid restrictions, we cannot host a book of Condolence, for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh but if you would like to leave a virtual message of sympathy please go to


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    We are living in a volatile time where things seems to be going from bad to worse.  We have reached over 127K deaths due to Covid-19 despite leading in the vaccination campaign in the world.  We recently lost our organist Catherine Ennis due to cancer. David made a special tribute for her in YouTube, which you can also find in our Facebook, Twitter and website.  The Archdeacon of London announced the early retirement of David as the Guild Vicar of St Lawrence Jewry Church.  You'll find more details about it in his announcement letter and in David's video in our YouTube and other social media platforms.

    Despite these changes, rest assured that the church will continue to function as the City of London church and to its mission in bringing the Light of Christ to the City of London.


    We welcome James (Jamie to his friends) McVinnie, as our new Organist and Director of Music. Here is a few words from him:

    ’The organ world lost one of its brightest and most beloved stars at the end of last year. Catherine Ennis was a wonderful encouraging colleague and dear friend; I am grateful for her support, friendship and infectious fun over the years we knew one another. It’s an honour to be taking over as Organist & Director of Music at St Lawrence Jewry.'

    For more infor about him, please click here.



    As the weather is improving and the national lockdown easing down, the church will start to open for personal prayers from 2-4pm Monday to Friday starting on Monday 12th April.  We will open the church gradually as  per the UK government's road map.  For the meantime, our  Holy Communion Service on Wednesday at 8:30-9:00am will still be broadcasted live via Facebook Live.  To view the latest service, please click here

    Both Arnel and Katrina are still in furlough until the end of mid-April. Please contact me on vicar@stlawrencejewry.org.uk or 02076009478 if you need to be in touch.

    The ground is shifting beneath us all, but we stand firm on the rock which is Jesus Christ. In a climate of fear and uncertainty I urge us all as faithful Christians to have our eyes fixed on the greater things of life and to trust that we have assurance and hope in our Lord Jesus. I also encourage all members to be aware of their neighbours and to assist with shopping and practical help where needed, within the constraints of the advice we are being given.

    Please note that all future concerts have been cancelled until further notice.  We are sorry to have to announce this, but people will, I am sure, understand. If this changes updates will appear here.  We are also making annoucements in our TwitterFacebook and YouTube accounts. 

    I created a video specifically for the Livery Companies in the City of London.  To view it, please visit our YouTube channel.  

    Please remember that our Lord and God the Father are unchanged in this situation and by the power of the Holy Spirt we will all get through this.  We wish everyone a blessed New Year.


    We also seek the support of everyone to practice universal good hygiene:

    • Catch it – sneeze / cough into a tissue.
    • Bin it – bin the tissue.
    • Kill it – wash your hands.
    • Do not touch your face unless you’ve washed your hands.

    Let us continuously pray for one another and stay calm amids this virus concern.




    St Lawrence Jewry is the official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City of London Corporation and stands in the Yard of the Guildhall.

    It was re-built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666, but there has been a church on the site for around 900 years.

    After extensive damage in the Second World War, it was again re-built.

    We are here to show the love of Christ to those who live and work in the City of London, and we seek to be welcoming to the many people who pass through our doors.

    The church is open from 2pm to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday, for personal prayers only at the moment.  Watch this space if the church will resume its regular opening times of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

    Come and visit us soon. You will find a fascinating building to look round, and somewhere to stop, be still, think and  pray; a place of tranquillity in an area of world commerce and business. We have a number of resources to aid you in this.  For more information read about the  Royal Marines Chapel. 


    The church will remain closed due to the pandemic except for the weekly Holy Communion Service on Wednesdays  in the Commonwealth Chapel at 8:30 - 9:00am, which we will also broadcast live via Facebook Live.  We are temporarily stopping the service every Friday at 1:15pm.  We wish every one a blessed New Year.

    All other services are still suspended until further notice.

    listen to ‘City People: Canon David Parrott’ on Audioboo


    The Vicar, Canon David Parrott, can be contacted at the Church (address below), by telephone 02076009478 or by email

    St Lawrence Jewry
    Guildhall Yard
    EC2V 5AA

    Charity No. 1157187

    You can find us on this map.

    We are part of the Diocese of London in the Church of England.



    St Lawrence Jewry is committed to the safety of young people and vulnerable adults. You can view our Safeguarding policy here.




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