On the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square, this iconic church made a radical decision to enter the world of events in 1987.

St Martin in the Fields celebrates 30 years of social enterprise

What events used to look like at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Until then, St Martin-in-the-Fields had relied on donations from wealthy patrons, but a new vicar, Canon Geoffrey Brown, decided it was time to take the church's future into its own hands. And so the Café in the Crypt was born, a shop and brass-rubbing centre were added, the concert programme was expanded, and spaces were offered for commercial use.

St Martin in the Fields celebrates 30 years of social enterprise

Events in 2017

They might seem totally sensible now, but Canon Brown’s ideas were considered quite controversial at the time. Today, his legacy would appear to bear him out, as public and private-hire events continue to support the church and its community work.

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