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Merry Christmas from
St Clement Danes Church.

Our Choir has recorded some lovely hymns for you to enjoy

Ave Maria - Parsons:

Once in Royal David's City:

Church Closure

The church will be closed to the public on 24 February 2023.

St Clement Danes Church

St Clement Danes Church is the Central Church of The Royal Air Force.

It is a national perpetual shrine of remembrance to all those who have died in service in the RAF.


Welcome to St Clement Danes, the Central Church of the RAF, the RAF's family church.

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Service of Reconciliation

Sunday 26th June at 11.00

We will be holding a special Community of Cross of Nails (CCN) Service of Reconciliation led by our new
Resident Chaplain Padre Mark.
Our select preacher is The Very Reverend Ulrike Schmidt-Hesse, Dean of the Protestant Deanery of Darmstadt-City.

Again, all are very welcome to join us for this very special service.

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"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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During the handover period between the resident chaplains there will be no Sunday podcasts.

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Worshipping Community

Our worshipping community is at the heart of St Clement Danes church. It serves to glorify God in worship and is open and welcoming to all.

Sunday Services comprise:

  • Choral Matins
  • Choral Eucharist
  • Service of the Word

Sunday services start at 11:00 and last one hour.

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Church & History

St Clement Danes is a Sir Christopher Wren designed church. It has a 1000 year history. You are warmly welcome to visit and explore.

    Due to the special nature of St Clement Danes as the Central Church of the Royal Air Force, certain special events and services can affect visiting hours. To avoid disappointment, it is strongly recommended to check our website for closures or changes to visiting hours.

    To find out what's on please follow this link.

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    Royal Air Force

    RAF Chaplaincy Services at St Clement Danes complements RAF Station Chaplaincy. In London District it works collaboratively with its sister services to provide whole force pastoral and spiritual care, irrespective of religious belief or status.

    For generations, members of the Royal Air Force family have enjoyed services of Holy Matrimony and Baptisms. Memorial and funeral serves have taken special place. These remain a strong feature today.

    The church holds the Books of Remembrance to all those who have died in service in the Royal Air Force. It also displays unique RAF artefacts from its 100-year history and treasures from the old parish.

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    Visit Us

    St Clement Danes, the Central Church of the RAF,
    Strand, London
    WC2R 1DH

    Church opening hours:

    10:00 to 12:00
    13:00-16:00 16:00 Wednesday to Friday 

    10:00 to 15:00 Saturday & Sunday


    From 24th June, the church will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to staff shortages

    Saturday 15th June

    Tuesday 18th June

    Thursday 27th June

    Bank Holiday 26th August

    020 7242 2380
    [email protected]

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