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|London Internet Church:
The LIC is most unique in that it is a “cyber church” yet it is based in an actual church. It was established in 2007 and is based at the Parish Church of St Stephen Walbrook at the geographical heart of the City of London. It currently has an average of 30,000 visitors each month from around the world who post prayer requests, watch daily Night Prayer, or listen to sermons.
Samaritans began in 1953 at St Stephen Walbrook in London, founded by the then rector Reverend Chad Varah. There are now over 200 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland.The first call to the new service was made on 2nd November 1953 and this date is recognised as Samaritans’ official birthday; the original telephone used by Samaritans is on display in the church. Today their Central London branch has around 450 dedicated volunteers taking around 100,000 calls for support a year and actively working with high risk groups.
|Friends of the City Churches:
The Friends of the City Churches is an architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London. As part of their work they help arrange and publicise regular church opening hours — providing volunteer ‘watchers’ when required – and also produce and publish City Events. The Church watchers are at St Stephen Walbrook each Wednesday between 11.00am and 3.00pm. Events and services at St Stephen Walbrook are listed in City Events on a monthly basis.
|The Worshipful Company of Grocers:
The Worshipful Company of Grocers is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, ranking second in order of precedence of 1515. They play a significant role in the City’s constitutional and ceremonial life, including the election of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. The Worshipful Company of Grocers are patrons of St Stephen Walbrook. Each year either their Candlemas or Election Service is held at the church. The Company support St Stephen Walbrook in a variety ways. In recent years this has included funding for the plaque commemorating the founding of Samaritans at St Stephen Walbrook and support our Discover & explore service series, in particular the involvement of the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark church in the heart of London. It is a hospitable, vibrant and forward thinking community with worship at its heart. Located on the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square and taking its inspiration from their patron saint Martin, St Martin-in-the-Fields seeks to be a place of welcome and hospitality for all. The partnership which has been formed between St Stephen and St Martin’s has been taken forward through a Partnership Working Group involving representatives from both PCCs plus key members of the staff team at St Martin’s. This group initially designed the specification and profile for the Priest for Partnership Development post, which is shared by both churches and has then operated as a ‘blue-sky thinking’ group.
|The Corporation of London:
St Stephen Walbrook is located at the geographical heart of the City of London and is the Parish Church for Mansion House, the home of The Lord Mayor of London. Each Lord Mayor is invited to be invested as an Honorary Churchwarden of St Stephen Walbrook and is also invited to a Thanksgiving Service for the Mayoralty, where thanks are offered to God for the work of The Lord Mayor and work undertaken with the City Livery Companies and Ward Clubs. In addition, St Stephen Walbrook liaises with the Corporation of London in relation to its place as a hub of culture, history and green space in the City for residents, workers, and visitors. St Stephen features in ‘Art of Faith’, a City Walk which enables walkers to discover contemporary works of art in the City’s historic churches, including work by Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and Jacob Epstein.
|The Diocese of London:
St Stephen Walbrook is part of the Deanery of the City of London within the Diocese of London which is a part of the Church of England. Within the Deanery we are part of the Bank Churches Group. The Deanery of the City of London represents all the parish and guild churches within the ‘Square Mile’. The Deanery represents the living church of Jesus Christ within the City, but our church buildings are important historical monuments, visited by thousands of tourists every year. Our buildings are open to anyone, offering sanctuaries of calm and quite away from the clamour of business and commerce by which they are surrounded.
Magdalene College is also a Patron of St Stephen Walbrook. The College of St Mary Magdalene is located in the centre of Cambridge beside the bridge on the River Cam, from which the city takes its name. The College has its origins in the year 1428 when King Henry VI approved the establishment of a hostel on the site for Benedictine monks coming from their abbey monasteries in the Fenland to study Canon Law at the University. Magdalene has an interesting and eclectic mix of buildings, the architectural history of which is a fascinating story in itself. A brief account of how the College has expanded over the centuries and how it has come to be is available on their website.
|The Walbrook Music Trust:
The Walbrook Music Trust was established as a registered charity in October 2007. Its founders had a vision to further the appreciation of music in the City of London using the Church of St Stephen Walbrook as the primary venue. The Trust aims to provide free access to high quality performances of music within the City of London; give exposure, and create performance opportunities, for young, aspiring and highly talented professional musicians to assist in the development of their careers; and promote St Stephen Walbrook as a concert venue in the City of London. The Trust provides chamber music platform concerts given by a variety of performers at 1.00pm on Tuesdays. These recitals are free, with a retiring collection.