The Guild Church of St Katharine Cree is a church for all workers in the heart of the City of London. A church has stood on this site since 1280, serving the residents and workers of the neighbourhood around today's Leadenhall Street.
Seventy years ago, in 1952, St Katharine Cree was designated a Guild Church - it does not have a parish - and asked by the Bishop of London to concentrate its ministry on workers, especially at the time 'industrial' workers.
Today we welcome all here who are looking to deepen their connection with their community and with Jesus Christ. Rooted in a rhythm of Christian prayer and worship, our ministry is focused among those who work in the City in precarious, low paid or 'hidden' occupations.
We offer a place to pray and a community to belong to, and a growing range of activities and opportunities to join in with. So, alongside prayer and worship, we also offer English classes, employment advice opportunities, health and wellbeing activities, community meals, and we are building connections between migrant and diaspora community groups, churches, and service providers.
We also continue to celebrate our historic connections and partnerships as a City church, including with the Baltic Exchange and the shipping industry, the Aldgate Ward Club, and Lloyd's Choir.