St John's Waterloo
Here for you
Restoration under way
We have raised £5 million to transform our historic church into an accessible, sustainable place where everyone can flourish. Restoration started in July 2021 and we shall be reopening in early summer 2022. Our magnificent nave will be one of the best worship and event spaces on the South Bank and our crypt will be a thriving centre for community, wellbeing and arts.
Here for worship
St John's broad-church approach to worship attracts a diverse congregation and we celebrate a growing reputation as one of the most inclusive churches in London. Everyone is welcome. Join us on Sundays or every day for Morning Prayer, in person or online.
Here for wellbeing
Find out what our congregation and our charity The Bridge at Waterloo does to help homeless people, young people and those whose lives have been made even more challenging by the pandemic.
Here for music and arts
St John's is a well-known music venue and runs the annual Waterloo Festival. Now we're building a year-round programme co-curated by artists and performers and involving our diverse local neighbourhood.
Here for venue hire
Grade II* St John's will reopen in spring 2022 after a £5 million restoration that will transform it into one of the most spacious and beautiful historic venues on the South Bank. With our sister church, St Andrew’s, we offer spaces for private events, concerts, conferences, workshops, meetings, filming, classes and exhibitions.
Our Impact during just April to June 2022 We raised a further £180,000 towards the £5.2million restoration and renovation of St John's Waterloo, the project that will make sure we continue to be here for those who need us and can better
Campaign to Save Murals by Church of England’s Most Prolific Artist – A Jewish Refugee from Nazi Germany
PRESS RELEASE 25 July 2022 Hans Feibusch Murals Under Conservation at St John’s Waterloo A vast mural of the Crucifixion and a smaller mural of the Adoration of the Shepherds adorning the east wall of St John’s, the imposing Grade II* Georgian church directly