to "our own church"
Welcome To St Olave Hart Street

A welcoming sanctuary in the City of London for more than 900 years that still thrives today.


Opening Times


Sunday Service from 11am
Tuesday Service from 12:30pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Wednesdays from 1pm
Thursdays from 1pm.

Opening Times

Mon:10:30 - 17:00 Tue:10:30 - 17:00 Wed:10:30 - 17:00 Thu:10:30 - 17:00

Latest news

Updates, Thoughts & Sermons

What's On


Our team

Reverend Canon Arani Sen

020 7488 4318

Dr Jim Harris

Lay Minister

Alison Sen

Lay Minister

Alex Volossevich

Assistant Vicar admin@saintolave.com

Our Church's Mission

A Sanctuary, Wellspring & A Place Of Grace


A safe, sacred holy place. John Betjeman described St Olave’s as "a country church in the world of Seething Lane”.
A connection to the depth and spiritual transformation of Jesus Christ. Worship on Sunday at 11.00 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12.30
A place of quiet prayer and reflection amidst the bustle of the City of London in the church and the churchyard.

A Place Of GRACE

A history of almost 1000 years, proclaiming and reflecting the good news of Jesus Christ.
Journey together to grow in our faith and understanding of the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Through choral music on Sundays and special services, we deepen spiritual reflection.
A belief in the power of prayer.
A place of hospitality, all are welcome.


The love of Jesus Christ flows out our very being, to connect others to Christ, in word and deed.
A desire to see children and youth encounter Jesus Christ.
A centre for the arts -we reflect on the connection of the arts and theology, as well the rich history.
Service to the City in all its diversity, the Tower Ward and local livery companies.
To show Jesus’ love practically to the homeless, refugees, and those who suffer poverty.


Learn more about our Mission Action Plan here.

A Sanctuary


Rina Wood

Safeguarding Officer

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and to protect them from harm. We accept and endorse the Principles of the House of Bishops on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk.

A history of almost 1000 years, proclaiming and reflecting the good news of Jesus Christ.

A Place Of Grace Our Church's Mission

Then & Now

Photo gallery

Where to find us

We are located on the far eastern boundary of the City of London and a short walk from the Tower of London.

Nearest Stations

Fenchurch Street (National Rail)
Tower Hill Station (District & Circle Lines)

Aldgate Station (Metropolitan & Circle Lines)

Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Railway)

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