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Discover the fascinating history of one of the finest neo-Gothic churches in the country.

Free Guided Tours

Join our friendly and knowledgeable Volunteer Guides for a Lunchtime Highlights Tour and learn about St Mary Magdalene’s rich Victorian heritage, appreciate the great vision of architect G. E. Street, marvel at the building’s recent extensive restoration work, and visit our new, state-of-the-art community wing.


Approximately 60 minutes

No. of people:

1-20 (Limited to 4 spaces per booking)


Step-free access to all levels
(exc. Chancel)

Cost: Free

All donations are gratefully received and go towards delivering arts and heritage-focused activities for the local community. If you would like to donate prior to your visit, please click the Donate button at the top of the page.

Upcoming tours:

Wednesday 5th June, 12pm – 1pm

Sunday 23rd June Chapel tour, 12:30pm – 1.30pm

Wednesday 3rd July, 12pm – 1pm

Saturday 13th July, 12:30pm – 1.30pm

Wednesday 7th August, 12pm – 1pm


Specialist Group Tours

For a unique opportunity to delve further into the extraordinary heritage of St Mary Magdalene Church, book one of our volunteer guides for a dedicated, specialist tour.

Our group tours can be tailored specifically for you; focusing on art, architecture, social history, the history of the church (or even the church’s many film and television appearances over the years). Or touch on all of these topics with a General Specialist Tour.


Approximately 60 minutes

No. of people:



Step-free access to all levels
(exc. Chancel)

Cost: £60 

An extra £20 fee is added for out of hours tours, after 5pm on a weekday or anytime Saturday. St Mary Magdalene’s is a working church so we do not have access to the building on Sundays.

To book:
To discuss your requirements, and availability, please contact:  holly@grandjunction.org.uk or call 020 7266 8258

Complement your tour with a visit to Grand Junction’s Community Café, and enjoy a coffee, a cake, or try one of our delicious hot meals, overlooking the canal.


Self-Led Tours

St Mary Magdalene Church welcomes visitors to independently explore the building at the following times, but please confirm by calling 020 7266 8258 ahead of your visit:

  • Mondays, 10:00am–4pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00am–4pm
* Please note that this excludes Bank Holidays.

Our Visitor Guide and Young Explorers Activity Booklet offers fascinating facts, an explorer trail and colouring activities to captivate the whole family!

For groups of eight people or more please book your visit in advance by email: info@grandjunction.org.uk or telephone: 020 7266 8258.



Discover more about the history and heritage.



St Mary Magdalene Church is open for Self Led Tours at the following times: 

Mondays: 10am–4pm
Wednesdays: 10am–4pm

Please confirm by calling 020-7266-8258 ahead of your visit


St Mary Magdalene’s is a working church, with daily worship taking place. Sunday Mass is at 9.30am, and Evening Prayer is normally said at 6pm Monday–Friday. There is also Mass at 8.30am on Wednesday.

For full details contact Fr Henry Everett on:

“It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution.”

George Edmund Street