We are a central London Anglican church in the modern, liberal catholic tradition, with very strong local community connections.


We believe that God is found in predictable and unexpected places in the life of the city, and our worship and life seeks to reflect this.


Our two churches - St John's opposite Waterloo Station and St Andrew's near the Young Vic theatre - have at their heart daily worship.  Our main service - a Parish Eucharist using Common Worship - is at 10.30am on Sundays at St John's.  


Along with our regular, diverse congregation, we warmly welcome visitors, and our proximity to King’s College and the LSE means we also aim to offer a broad-based home church for students currently in London.


Lou Shepperd RIP




Here for you

St John’s, the church on the roundabout at Waterloo, is committed to being here for you.

We were built in 1824 for Waterloo's working people. We were rebuilt as the church of the Festival of Britain in 1951: a beacon of hope and resilience. Today more than ever, we're responding to the needs of those around us, finding new ways of bringing hope and new ways to serve.

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. (Read more)

Here for wellbeing

Waterloo Well is our response to Covid-19. It's a development programme of therapy, counselling, creative activities, employment and resilience training for homeless people, young people and other local people for whom life's challenges are now even more acute (More on this coming soon...)

Here for work

Our employment and resilience programme provides practical advice, connections to job opportunities and mentors. We stick with our students for the long run, helping them thrive on the  journey ahead (Read more)

Here for creativity

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 with our diverse local neighbourhood. We make creative communities as well as making art (Read more)

Here for the future

We're fundraising for a major restoration of our crypt so that our historic building can be of full use to the community for the century ahead (Read more)

Here for everyone

Our charitable activities such as Waterloo Well and Here for Work are run by The Bridge at Waterloo, a non-religious social enterprise that is here for everyone. It also runs the Venue Hire from which we derive  our income


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