Covid-19 Update as at 3 June 2021
We are now open for private prayer and heritage visitors
Revised opening times for private prayer and visitor welcome
Tuesday 12pm - 2pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm with recital at 1.05pm - see link above for details
Friday 12pm -2pm
Saturday 11am - 2pm with recital at 1.05pm - see link above for details
Sunday 11.30am - 2pm?
Roadmap back to church
Behind the scenes, we have been working on a plan for our safe return to services in church. We will continue to offer Zoom links to services in church . If you are not ready to return to in-person worship, please do not worry, you will be able to join us virtually for the foreseeable future. If you wish to join us via Zoom and do not receive the weekly newsletter please email Wendy Foreman
We returned to 8am Eucharists on Sundays and Thursdays, from 4 April.
Risk assessments relating to the pandemic are available on request.
Message from the Churchwardens
It is a great joy to be back in church for our services. We wish to keep everyone as safe as possible, and, as we must still adhere to social distancing, numbers in church have to be limited. Sadly, we may have to turn people away once optimum numbers are reached.
If attending the 10.00am Sung Eucharist please arrive fifteen minutes before the service begins, signing yourself in with the QR code and taking your seat; go straight to your seat and sit as close to the tick as possible. (Shuffling up the pew compromises the distances which have been measured. Remember to think front and behind as well as alongside). Please wear your mask at all times while inside the church. Thank you for helping us to help everyone.
As at 15 January 2021 - Lockdown status
We regret we are no longer open for services, private prayer or visitor welcome - See message from Revd Caroline Risdon.
Welcome to St Alfege Church in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant and fascinating areas. From its beginnings Greenwich has been a place which has received and welcomed new residents and visitors.
This sacred place has been at its centre since St Alfege was martyred in here in 1012. We offer worship for all ages which is uplifting and this involves many in its preparation. We keep this beautiful church open to visitors, worshippers and those who need time for rest and reflection throughout the week.
A souvenir visitor guide is available from the welcome desk and costs £1. It includes lovely illustrated layouts by local artist Peter Kent. We also have information available in a number of different languages.
Please note the crypt is currently closed and is not accessible to visitors. The crypt will be opening on a regular basis as part of the Heart of Greenwich Place and People project - timetable to be confirmed.
Everyone is welcome to attend our acts of worship - we have a number of different services throughout the week.
If you do not wish to attend a service then you are very welcome to explore St Alfege Church. Visitors are welcome to explore quietly during services. St Alfege Church plays an active role in the community and occasionally we may be closed or restrict some areas because a service or an event is taking place. All closures are noted on our home page so please check before visiting.
Read our Accessibility information page.
We welcome group visits but these should be pre-booked. Please email the church office.
You are welcome to take photographs for your personal use in the church. Photography is not permitted during services or events where specified. See our Photography
page for more details.
How to find us
St Alfege Church is easily accessible by public transport.
Greenwich mainline rail station, Greenwich DLR, Cutty Sark DLR and buses 129, 177,180, 188,199, 286, 386
There is no public parking available in the churchyard but on street parking using meters is nearby. There are two public car parks nearby:
Burney Street SE10, 8EX
Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT
Please note that bags need to be kept with you at all times. We do not have any cloakroom facilities.