St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark church in the heart of London and is well known for its welcoming atmosphere, award-winning Café, popular classical and jazz concerts and historic James Gibbs architecture. It aims to be the “Church of the Ever Open Door” and has at its heart a practical and hospitable Christianity that seeks to “comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”. It holds regular church services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and offers social care services to London’s Chinese community and homeless people.
The Renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields has created modern facilities to replace what was once a series of Victorian burial vaults, which have inadequately housed many of St Martin’s services for decades. The aim of the Renewal Project is to enable St Martin’s to better serve those in greatest need and to enrich people’s lives through worship, social care and internationally renowned musical performances in spaces fit for the purpose.