St Pancras Old Church
St Pancras Old Church
4.5
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
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Saint Pancras Old Church traces it’s history at least as far back as the Norman Conquest. Today it is a thriving parish church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England. Whilst being proud of our history, we are fully present as part of a vibrant and diverse worshiping community making known the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is incense and lively preaching at our Sunday morning mass and a thriving Junior Church. The Eucharist is at the heart of our life together and everyone is welcome to join us on Sundays or at our quieter midweek masses.
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  • King's Cross St. Pancras • 7 min walk
  • Mornington Crescent • 8 min walk
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Crazy_Jim_83
London, UK1,020 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Lovely church and interesting history to the church. Very sadly The Hardy Tree has fallen and now the graves just cries around a stump. Still plenty if other historical points of interest to enjoy here though so well worth a visit.
Written 1 May 2023
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stevebintley
Bedford, UK6,851 contributions
Jan 2023
A beautiful little church and with the adjacent park the whole place is a quiet retreat with plenty of seating throughout. The church seems to always be open so you can freely enter and it’s worth taking a few moments to walk around if you’re in the area; a lovely hidden gem!
Written 20 March 2023
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Chris H
32 contributions
Aug 2022
I have often glimpsed this church through the trees when travelling on HS1 from Kent into St Pancras Station. I have family history connections to the church as my great-great grandparents were married there in 1872 so I thought it was about time I paid a visit. I had an hour to kill yesterday before catching my train so went along - what a charming place surrounded by trees. The church itself is small, and the interior decor somewhat "High Church" as it sits in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England, so the furnishings reflect this. But it had plenty of atmosphere. Judging from the church website the church community seems to be thriving and the Rector and some of the congregation were outside enjoying coffee in the sun after Monday morning Mass. The surrounding graveyard is a leafy oasis in the heart of London, though parts were roped off due to ongoing restoration. It contains the tomb of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (mother of Mary Shelley the author of "Frankenstein") though I think this was in one of the roped-off sections as I didn't see it; also the mausoleum of architect Sir John Soane, and the "Hardy tree" - a tree surrounded by old graves which Thomas Hardy removed when he was working as an architect. So a lot of history. Plus connections to the Beatles who posed for photos there! Well worth a visit if you're in the vicinity.
Written 23 August 2022
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Mark Benjamin L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates551 contributions
Sep 2019
This church is on the site of one of the oldest places of Christian worship . The surrounding grounds harbour the graves and memorials of many very notable people . Among them is the mausoleum for Sir John Soane and his wife - designed by Sir John - which provided the outline template shape for Gilbert Scott's design of the famous red GPO telephone boxes . These grounds also were the backdrop for the famous photoshoot of the Beatles day in London - taken just shortly before the group broke up . Contact with the church ( a very good website ) will provide an excellent guide to the history of the church and the surrounding graves .
Written 11 November 2019
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paul m
Birmingham, UK107 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Visited this lovely church as a Beatles fan.
This is where the photo in the red & blue albums was taken with the crowd.
Also the bench where all the Beatles are pictured with the old man reading the newspaper.
10 minute walk from Euston Road.
Written 7 August 2019
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mervneill
Newtownards, UK85 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
When we learned of the Hardy Tree's existence we just had to find it and we did. The bonus was discovering this lovely little church just up the road away from the hustle and bustle of St. Pancras train station.
The Hardy Tree is well worth a look. The tree has indeed grown around all the gravestones and although fenced off there is ample opportunity for some great photographs.
The little church is a work in progress and volunteers help maintain its pristine look.
It's quite sparse inside with no great trappings of visible wealth but the simplistic decor only adds to the tranquil ambience and it was nice just to relax there for a short time.
Well worth a visit and The Hardy Tree is the icing on the the cake. Another box ticked.
Written 30 July 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,758 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
This area is certainly a nice part of London and this church os a nice community church. Pretty from the outside and well kept interior.
Written 15 July 2019
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Jean-Marie P
Brussels, Belgium23 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
One of the oldest churches in the UK. Cementary contains a tree surrounded by tombstones. The writer Thomas Hardy was previously an architect before becoming a writer. He was in charge of excavating the old cementary to give way to the railroad...
Written 5 June 2019
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Henry d
Heerlen, The Netherlands529 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I never realised that only a few hundred metres away from the busy international railway station St. Pancras, this exquisite little church and churchyard was hidden.
It is packed with interesting historical detail. The tomb of Sir John Soane was the inspiration for the design of the traditional UK telephone booth. The Thomas Hardy tree can also be found here: the writer placed several gravestones around a tree to save them from the excavation work for the railway. The tree has grown all over them, making it into a living monument. Birds and plants can be enjoyed in this little paradise and the church is welcoming visitors to have a look inside and read/buy some good booklets and guides.
Written 1 May 2019
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steve m
Southport, UK551 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Went to a music gig last night at St Pancras Old Church and it was a magical experience. Just Wonderful! Set behind Kings Cross Station and close to Camden Town its a hidden gem in a really busy housing area. Nice friendly staff, lovely inside, great choice of drinks inc cans of Stella. The acoustics were wonderful! A great venue and a hidden gem!
Written 13 April 2019
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