We hope and pray that you and your loved ones are well.

The Church of St Stephen Walbrook provides a crucial place of sanctuary, inspiration and celebration in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities to a diverse community. Although the church is now closed we continue to provide and develop our ministry through a range of  services albeit in ‘virtual’ form.

As the church building is now closed, many key sources of income have dried up. We are doing all we can to reduce costs, including furloughing three members of the team, however we still have many costs to fund relating to the building and the provision of online ministry, including the elements of staff and music costs not covered by the furloughing arrangements.  Also, when we reopen the church and resume full operations, we anticipate that it will take a considerable time for other key sources of income to reach the levels required to cover the costs of the church.

We are extremely grateful to all who currently contribute to our church. At present a small core group of supporters commit to a monthly contribution to the Church by way of a direct debit. 

The purpose of this letter is to ask you to consider joining the planned giving scheme which will be crucial in helping us to plan and budget for the immediate future with confidence. Alternatively, we would also greatly appreciate any one-off donations you may be able to make. We invite you to  consider carefully  how much you can afford to contribute to St Stephen Walbrook. 

If you are ready to provide us with a monthly donation or a one-off donation, then a quick, easy and secure way of doing this is via the “Donate Now” button on our home page. This link will take you to the necessary facility to set up a direct debit through your bank as well as to allow us to claim back GiftAid. Or, if you prefer to do this the conventional way, please let us know and we will send you by post a copy of a Banker’s Order and a GiftAid form.  As always, if we can help you in any way, please do contact us.

With blessings and prayers,

The Reverend Stephen Baxter
Parish Priest

David Atterbury-Thomas