St. Mary Aldermary may be the most important late 17th century Gothic church in England. The striking feature is its plaster fan-vaulted ceiling, in both the nave and side aisles, which raises the gaze and inspires awe in a way more reminiscent of traditional cathedrals.
Church founded on the site, probably by Benedictine monks from Christchurch Priory, Canterbury.
Fire of London destroys 89 churches including St. Mary Aldermary.
Reconstruction of St. Mary Aldermary.
Victorian refurbishment of exterior and interior fittings
Enemy action destroys Victorian stained glass windows but the church is largely undamaged.
St. Mary Aldermary ceases to be a parish church and becomes a Guild Church within the parish of St. Mary-le-Bow.
The Moot Community move into St. Mary Aldermary.
The Moot Community opens Host Café
There has been a church on this site for over 900 years.
St Mary Aldermary is a spectacular venue for any event
We host talks, conferences and concerts, as well as numerous rehearsals in our spacious 350 seat Church. We have a fully equipped cafe with flexible, bespoke seating that can be opened for your event, or simply serve as a relaxed reception area.
We host a number of orchestras and choirs for both rehearsal and performances, including Siglo de Oro, London Euphonia, City Showtunes Orchestra and New Renaissance Voices.
If you are interested in hiring our space please contact us –020 7248 9902 email@example.com
Talks | Conferences | Live Music | Rehearsals
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Photo © Siglo de Oro
St. Mary Aldermary, makes a great wedding venue and we look forward to hosting these joyful occasions. As a Guild Church, the situation is slightly unusual: to be married at least one of you must have a connection with the church, be baptised and be willing to join the church’s electoral roll. This is usually through regularly worshiping with us, either on a Sunday or through the week, for a period of at least six months. However, we would also look to support other church connections especially those who are members of the Tank Regiment, the local Cordwainers' Livery Company or who work locally.
Please approach our priest for more details.