St Marylebone is the UK’s grandest Regency parish church just metres from Madame Tussaud’s and Britain’s favourite high street.
We really welcome everyone and are enriched by the dynamic tension of differing beliefs.
Our worship is based on the very best traditions within the Church of England founded upon the Sacraments and the Bible.
St Cyprian's was founded in 1866 by Father Charles Gutch. It is dedicated to Saint Cyprian, a 3rd century martyr and Bishop of Carthage and is located by the southwestern corner of Regent's Park, next to Clarence Gate Gardens just off Baker Street.
The church was designed by Ninian Comper in a Gothic Revival style and built in 1903. It was built in red brick with stone dressings. The building has a nave, aisles and clerestory, but no tower, and features Perpendicular window tracery and stained glass by Comper. St Cyprian's was designed to reflect Comper's emphasis on the Eucharist and the influence on him of the Oxford Movement, and he said his church was to resemble 'a lantern, and the altar is the flame within it'.
The interior, also in the Perpendicular style, features a white and gold colour scheme with ornate furnishings, including a finely carved and painted rood screen and a gilded classical font cover. The timber hammerbeam roof features tie beam trusses with panelled tracery spandrels. Comper's stated aim was 'to fulfil the ideal of the English Parish Church ... in the last manner of English Architecture'.
The building is regarded as one of London's most beautiful churches. Ian Nairn described the church as 'a sunburst of white and gold and all embracing love… the moment you go in through the door you know that everything is absolutely right'.
St Cyprian's is a small but flourishing congregation, living our calling as Christians by faithfully walking the Anglican path. Our road is less travelled. We do not claim absolute knowledge of the Divine. We really welcome everyone and are enriched by the dynamic tension of differing beliefs. We embrace doubt. Pray hopefully. And celebrate diversity. We practice our faith in our everyday lives; are strongly committed to social justice and believe in the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform lives. Come as you are, leave uplifted. Our worship is based on the very best traditions within the Church of England founded upon the Sacraments and the Bible. At the heart of our worship is the Sacrament of the Mass, the Eucharist, Holy Communion, wherein we encounter the Risen Christ in both word and sacrament.