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
› More info about our school

Evening Gospel service
6.30pm – 7.30pm

Weeknight meetings

Monday Prayer meeting
7.30pm – 8.45pm

Wednesday Bible study
7.30 – 8.45pm 


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Transport options

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 declaration

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

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

Tube Services

Bakerloo Line and Northern Lines.

› See London Underground map

Rail Services

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

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. Access is via Oswin Street or Brook Drive.