Changing Lives project

This ambitious project is led by St Marylebone Parish Church, one of the Diocese of London’s leading parishes, which has been shaping – and indeed naming – the community for over 900 years.

As an organisation which has always led the way in innovative projects, we now have a radical vision for our future with the Changing Lives project, aiming to improve the lives of Westminster citizens of all faiths and none.

Changing Lives project

St Marylebone is currently undergoing one of its most significant developments since our current church building was constructed in 1817.  As a parish church which has always led the way in innovative projects, we now have an ambitious vision for our future.

Our Changing Lives capital and community project will:

  • Remove this iconic Grade 1-listed building from the ‘At Risk Register’ with a new welsh slate roof
  • Upgrade community spaces in our Crypt, ensuring our vital work can continue to expand
  • Deliver a creative heritage-based learning programme of inspiring new community education projects, drawing from the 900-year history of Marylebone and its residents
  • Encourage the active participation of over 240 volunteers, apprentices, local school and university students in our work - helping them gain valuable employment-enhancing skills
  • Help more people in need to benefit from access to our mental health service, the St Marylebone HCC, our subsidised psychotherapy and counselling center
  • Expand our events offering to improve the lives of people living with dementia, loneliness, visual impairment, poverty and bereavement in Central London