from The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist, Vicar of St John’s Wood

The Vicar, Anders BergquistSt John’s Wood Church is next to Lord’s Cricket Ground, and just to the north of Regent’s Park. As a parish church of the Church of England, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to the community around us. We try to worship God with the best that we can offer, in services that are well-ordered but accessible: we are known for our music, and for a tradition of thoughtful and intelligent preaching and teaching.

Our congregations are diverse in every way, and while most of them live locally, they represent a great variety of backgrounds and nationalities, as well as the whole range of ages. We enjoy working with other churches in the area, and, placed as we are opposite the London Central Mosque, and near three synagogues of differing Jewish traditions, we can hardly avoid the challenges and rewards of encounter and friendship with those of other faiths.

We are open every day (with very rare exceptions) from early morning to late afternoon, so you can simply walk in, and look around, and be still, and pray. You are welcome to this website, which will tell you more about us, and our services and activities. You will be even more welcome at the church itself, or to get in touch with us here.

What do we believe?
St John’s Wood Church is an Anglican Church; we are members of the Church of England. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has written an excellent introduction to Christian beliefs, and the Church of England website also has a page about the nature of Anglicanism within that. If you’d like to know more, do drop us a line!

If you are thinking about coming to St John’s Wood Church for the first time, and have questions or queries which you would like answering, please email the office, or call us on 0207 586 3864.