Message from the Resident Chaplain of St Clement Danes

Message from the Resident Chaplain of St Clement Danes Church


The Central Church of the Royal Air Force offers much to its diverse family and public benefit.

St Clement Danes is the Central Church of the Royal Air Force. It offers much to the diverse family of the Royal Air Force and public benefit. The Church’s history is something to behold and has an exciting future ahead.

We are a living church worshipped and prayed in and visited throughout the year by thousands of people seeking solace and reflection.

We are open to the public seven days a week: 1000 to 1600 Monday to Friday and 1000 to 1500 Saturday and Sunday. Whilst every effort is made to allow the public entry, due to the nature of the Central Church of the RAF, it is not always possible and it is strongly advised to check our web before traveling to visit.

Entry is free. By donating on the day of your visit or via this link we can continue to inspire current and future generations with the remarkable experience and work of St Clement Danes Church.

Sunday Services take place in the main church at 1100. Choral Matins, Choral Eucharist or a Service of the Word - for special occasions for the Royal Air Force family.

Our main services are accompanied by our amazing professional choir and talented musicians. RAF Music Services also play at special services. Adding a wonderful openness of diversity and depth of spirituality, fellow RAF Chaplains from across the ecumenical RAF Chaplains’ Profession preach during the year and hold special services.

Wider Events and Services take place throughout the week which can affect our visiting hours. To avoid disappointment, I strongly recommend checking our web-site for any closures or changes to visiting hours on specific dates before visiting. To find out what's on please follow this link.

The Community of the Cross of Nails Litany of Reconciliation is prayed during the week. At the Lord's Prayer you are encouraged to pray in your own language.

Spiritual and Pastoral Care at St Clement Danes complements RAF Station Chaplaincy. In London District we work collaboratively with our sister services to provide whole force pastoral and spiritual care, irrespective of religious belief or status.

St Clement Danes Team have a vast wealth of experience which offers the Royal Air Force family a wealth of expertise; for example, 1-1 spiritual and pastoral care, help with planning a memorial service, advice on contacting the Veterans Agency, and applying for a special licence to be married, to name just a few.

Holy Matrimony and Baptisms are a significant feature of the Central Church of the RAF. Further, Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith. If you feel you have a qualifying connection to the Royal Air Force and would like to explore any of these please make contact using this link.

The Central Church of the Royal Air Force is a special place where people are valued irrespective of religious belief or status - you are warmly welcomed.

The Resident Chaplain – Reverend Mark Perry