St Alfege Church

St Alfege Church

St Alfege Church
A church for a thousand years

St Alfege is the Anglican parish church in the centre of Greenwich. There has been a church here for over a thousand years, dedicated to the memory of Alfege, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was martyred on this site in year 1012.

The present church (which replaced an earlier medieval building) is nearly 300 years old. It was designed by Nicholas Hawskmoor, Sir Christopher Wren’s famous pupil, and is one of the churches built under the Fifty Churches act of 1711.

The interior contains many fine examples of 18th century craftsmanship and design.

St Alfege Church has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop their Heart of Greenwich, Place and People project which aims to open up the church’s hidden spaces and rich heritage for everyone.

Thanks to National Lottery players, development funding has been awarded to help St Alfege Church progress plans to enable them to apply for a full grant at a later date.  The project focuses on the architectural importance of the building and aims to improve access to and facilities in the church and will also explore and reveal the stories of the many famous people such as Henry VIII, Thomas Tallis, James Wolfe and less well known families long associated with the church.

If you would like to be part of this exciting project or to find out more, please contact, or visit or call (+44) 20 8853 0687.


Events Spaces


No. of spaces 3
Reception 100
Banquet 80
Theatre 380*
Boardroom 12

*The main church sits up to 300 people and up to 80 in the galleries for concerts and recitals