St Olave Hart Street and St Katharine Cree: Churches with London at Heart

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Sanctuary in the City

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FRIENDS of St Katharine Cree

Become a friend of St Katharine Cree Church


Built in 1630, St Katharine Cree Church survived the Great Fire of London and major damage during the Second World War. The church tower incorporates some of the few visible remains of the medieval Holy Trinity Priory dating from 1108 that once dominated the Aldgate side of the City. The building is therefore an important part of the religious and architectural heritage of the City of London and needs constant care and attention. We want to ensure its preservation and sustain its spiritual presence for future generations of City workers and visitors.


An association called The Friends of St Katharine Cree was established some years ago to assist financially in the care of the building, the preservation of its contents,

and to help in the daily life of the Church. We want to build membership and gain support from individuals, families, local groups and businesses. The Friends operate independently from the Guild Church Council, which has the ultimate responsibility for looking after the building. Membership is open to all.


By joining, you will be part of the great tradition of worship and service in a Church that has served the local community for over 380 years. we produce a regular newsletter and an annual report to keep members in touch. Also, we hold an annual ‘Friends Festival’, with other events and exhibitions during the year. Through the Guild Church Council and Vicar, the Church, with its hall and churchyard, is available for hire and good use by all.


To obtain more details about becoming a Friend of St Katharine Cree, download an application form here, or contact the church office by email or telephone 020 7488 4318

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