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We give a warm welcome to any wishing to visit us.
You’ll find a friendly group people of all ages and countries.

Every Sunday

Morning Teaching service
11.00am – 12.30pm

Sunday School
3pm – 4pm
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Evening Gospel service
6.30pm – 7.30pm

Weeknight meetings

Monday Prayer meeting
7.30pm – 8.45pm

Wednesday Bible study
7.30 – 8.45pm 

Other services each year

Good Friday, 11am
Christmas Day, 11am

Live Broadcast

Watch Sunday and Bible Study services live on our site. Click on the red banner at the top of the page at the start of a service.

Simultaneous Translation – Sunday services will be available on the website during the subsequent week in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Farsi.

Deaf Fellowship – BSL interpreters are present for all public (Lord’s Day and Wednesday) services. An induction loop is installed in the main sanctuary and in the lecture hall. This can be accessed by switching your hearing aid to ‘T’. Please see the Deaf website for more details.

Student Tea is currently suspended during the coronavirus outbreak.

Our Doctrinal Basis

The Metropolitan Tab­ernacle is an independent reformed Baptist church. The following seven points show the key biblical policies we follow, laid down by our forebears, such as C H Spurgeon.
› Read our full doctrinal basis

History of the Tabernacle

The Tabernacle Fellowship goes back to the year 1650, thirty years after the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers.
During a time that Parliament had just banned Baptist meetings, the Tabernacle traces its roots to a congregation which braved constant persecution, and which met in a house in Kennington belonging to Widow Colfe. The meeting grew rapidly under its first pastor, William Rider, who apparently died in the plague.
› Read more of our history


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Transport options

Bus Services

The following bus services stop outside the Tabernacle, or nearby:
1 12 35 40 45 53 63 68 133 148 155 168 171 172 176 188 196 333 343 344 360 363 415 453 468 C10 & P5

Rail Services

Southeastern and Thameslink trains from Elephant & Castle station, which is situated within the Elephant & Castle shopping centre directly opposite the Tabernacle.

Tube Services

Bakerloo Line and Northern Lines.

› See London Underground map

Car Parking

For drivers, many major roads including those from Thames bridges (Vauxhall, Lambeth, Waterloo, Southwark, London Bridge) converge on the Tabernacle. There is free off-street parking at the rear of the Tabernacle (the Tabernacle is in the congestion zone). Access is via Oswin Street or Brook Drive.

Interested in the Christian Faith?

Here is a collection of material to help you investigate the facts of the faith, and the possibility of walking with God.

Supported Overseas Pastors

Currently twenty men receive support from the Tabernacle. › Read more