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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Welcome to St Olave Hart Street


The nave of St Olave's, looking east

photo David Iliff


St Olave’s is one of the few surviving medieval buildings in the City of London and the burial place of Samuel Pepys. With many links to historic City organisations, this little church is sought after by many as a place of spiritual encounter and refreshment.


Explore the drop-down lists in the menu bar to read about aspects of the church’s life, including services, courses and other Christian activities, concerts and recitals. If you need any more information than you find here, please get in touch by email, or find more contact information here.


Holy Communion is celebrated:

at 11.00am every Sunday also with a children’s programme alongside

and at 12.30pm every Tuesday


Hear a clip of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Bells on Sunday’,

which featured the bells of St Olave Hart Street





In addition to being a local parish church, St Olave’s is the Ward Church of the Tower Ward of the City of London and the chapel of the following City institutions:


The Clothworkers’ Company

The Environmental Cleaners’ Company

The Trinity House


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The Rector at St Olave's

photo Mark Bothwell