St. Paul's Church Mill Hill - The Church that William Wilberforce built

St Paul's Church Mill Hill - Church Building and Restoration

St Paul's is a parish church in the West Barnet Deanery located some 10 miles from central London. It is situated in the delightful surroundings of Mill Hill Village. A 'Blue Plaque' on the west wall commemorates the building of the church in 1833 by the Evangelical Christian politician William Wilberforce, who was one of the leaders of the campaign to abolish both the slave trade and slavery.

The church contains a very fine east window by Charles Muss, which is a copy of the painting in the National Gallery 'The Dead Christ Mourned (The Three Maries)' by Annibale Carracci.

Between 2005-2008 we undertook a major restoration of the church building which included the creation of The Wilberforce Centre and Chapel in the church crypt. Since its recent restoration, the early gothic architecture of the church building can be fully appreciated. You can follow the story of the restoration through our restoration updates below, which were published at the time.

In 2012, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, we commissioned two new stained glass windows from the celebrated glass artist John Reyntiens. You can read more about the windows here.

The church is open to visitors most Saturday mornings between 10am-12noon, check here for any closures.

Further information on the history of the building is available via The Parish Office on 020 8906 3793 or by emailing the Parish Office | 020 8906 3793 | The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1QU |