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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

(held on Zoom for members of the congregation)

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 held at 5pm every Sunday before the Gospel Service at 6.30pm.


Our Doctrinal Basis

The Metropolitan Tab­ernacle is an independent reformed Baptist church. These are the key biblical policies we follow, laid down by our forebears, such as C H Spurgeon.
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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.
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Directions

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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 behind the Northern Line Tube entrance opposite the Tabernacle.

Tube Services

Bakerloo Line and Northern Lines.
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By Car

Many major roads, including those from several Thames bridges (Vauxhall, Lambeth, Waterloo, Southwark, London Bridge) converge on the Tabernacle. There is free off-street parking at the rear of the church on Sundays (please note that the Tabernacle is in the congestion and ULEZ zones). 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 eighteen men receive support from the Tabernacle.
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