150th Anniversary of Consecration

Principal celebrations and events


Wednesdays in Lent at 7.00pm from 21 February to 20 March

Lent Course - A Snowfall of Words: five poets through Lent
Led by The Very Revd Dr Mark Oakley, Dean of Southwark
Click here to listen to the podcasts.

Saturday 27 April at 6.30pm

Gala Choral and Organ Concert
The musicians of St Mary’s Bourne Street and special guests perform sacred and secular music from across the ages

Tickets are now available to buy online


Sunday 5 May at 11.00am

High Mass and May Procession
Guest Preacher: The Right Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark

Tuesday 21 May to Saturday 25 May daily outside service times

Vestment and Flower Festival: The Play's the Thing

Our beautiful church will explore the theme of "liturgy as theatre" as we host a Festival of Flowers and Vestments to celebrate our 150th anniversary.

The church will be cleared of pews and filled with spectacular flower displays alongside an exhibition of historic floral-themed vestments, which are worn by the clergy throughout the religious year. These include sumptuous brocades, silks, satins, gold-embroidered textiles and rare pre-Reformation garments from the 15th century.

The festival will examine how theatre, with its playful language of colour, costume and metaphor, informs our richly expressive Anglo-Catholic services.

It will also convey how flowers, from lily-of-the-valley to roses and hyssop, allude to Biblical teachings and express a profound sense of the sacred.

Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 May 10am-5pm; Saturday 25 May 10am-1pm.

Sunday 2 June at 6.00pm within the Octave of Corpus Christi

Solemn Evensong, Procession and Benediction

Tuesday 2 July at 6.30pm

Dedication Festival, Procession and Benediction
Guest Preacher: The Right Revd and Right Hon The Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury

Saturday 14 September from 12.00 noon during London Open House Weekend

Study Day - St Mary’s Bourne Street: Art and Architecture
A range of lectures by distinguished speakers


More details about all events, including access, refreshments, and ticketing information where applicable, will appear on this page as it becomes available, together with news of other events and projects, including organ recitals, further guest preachers, and videos on aspects of the faith