St Olave's Hart Street

About US

St Olave’s Church is one of the few surviving mediaeval buildings in London encompassing rich history and many links to historic City organisations. This is our mission; we are called to be:

A sanctuary:

  • 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.

A wellspring:

  • 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.

Click here to read our Mission Action Plan for 2023-2026

Regular Worship on Sundays at 11am and Tuesday at 12pm.
Our weekday music concerts are complimented by special events thorughout the year.
Over 900 years of fascinating heritage from Samuel Pepys to the present day.
St Olave's Hart Street

Our Team

Reverend Canon Arani Sen

020 7488 4318

Dr Jim Harris

Lay Minister

Alison Sen

Lay Minister

Alex Volossevich

Assistant Vicar

Rina Wood

Safeguarding Officer
020 7488 4318

Colin Spinks

Director Of Music

Penny Ritchie Calder


Richard Bucknall


Graham Mundy

Honorary Treasurer / Treasurer


Brian Grumbridge


Olivia Whelan

Honorary Secretary

Michael Gammie

Concerts Manager

Huong Hoang


St Olave's

Affiliates & Partners

The Clothworkers Company
The Worshipful Company Of Cordwainers
The Worshipful Company Of Environmental Cleaners
Trinity House
The Ward Tower Club
Providence Row

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

A Place Of Grace Our Church's Mission

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