St. Botolph without Aldgate

This is a Church of England parish church in the City of London, and as it is located just outside the city’s former eastern walls, a part of East London. It is one of four churches (three surviving) which is dedicated to the 7th century Saxon abbot, St Botolph or Botwulf who became the patron…

St. Mary le Strand, London

St Mary le Strand is an Anglican church located on what is now a traffic island at the eastern end of the Strand in the City of Westminster just north of Somerset House. It is the official church of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and has a book of remembrance for members who have fallen…

Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – London

Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic church located on Maiden Lane, Covent Garden in the City of Westminster area of London. The church building is in the Early English Gothic style and was designed by Frederick Hyde Pownall. The foundation stone was laid in 1873 on the site which had been leased to the parish…

St. Mary-le-Bow, London

This church is located on the main east-west thoroughfare, Cheapside. Archeological evidence suggests that a church had existed on this site during Saxon times. A medieval version of the church was destroyed by the London Tornado of 1091. Thechurch, known as St Mary de Arcubus was rebuilt during the reign of Henry II and was…

St. Mary Aldermary, London

The Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary is located on Watling Street in the City of London. It is medieval in origin and was rebuilt in 1510. It’s name may derive from ‘older Mary’ so as to distinguish itself from other churches of the same name. During the Great Fire of 1666, it was badly…

St. Katherine Cree, London

This church, located in Leadenhall in the Aldgate Ward of the City of London was founded in 1280. The present building dates from 1628-30. It was built in the grounds of Holy Trinity Priory to provide a lay church so as to not interfere with the devotions of the canons of the Augustinian monastery. ‘Cree’…

29th August – 1st September, 2021

Well, here we are after such a long time finally posting on here. It’s been an interesting nearly 18 months without any travelling either here in the UK or overseas due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It now seems we may be getting back to some sort of normality here as the vaccines kick so let…

St. Patrick’s Church – Bengaluru, India

St. Patrick’s is one of the oldest churches belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore. It is located in a prime part of the city and was originally dedicated to Our Lady. In it’s time it has served as a cathedral and then as a personal parish. The foundation stone was laid in July…

St. Mary’s Basilica – Bengaluru, India

St. Mary’s Basilica is located in the Roman Catholic Arcdiocese of Bangalore and is one of the oldest churches in city of Bangalore. It is also the first church in the state of Karnataka to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica. The church had humble beginnings as a thatched hut in the…

Holy Trinity Church – Bengaluru, India

This church, considered a major landmark of Bangalore, is located at Trinity Circle at the east end of MG Road. It is regarded as the largest ‘military’ church of southern India. It can accommodate up to 700 worshippers. This was the second church to be built in Bangalore by the East India Company against their…

East Parade Church – Bengaluru, India

The East Parade Church, which is located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, was consecrated in 1865. It is part of the Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India. It serves the local Tamil and Malayalam population. The church began as the Wesleyan Mission Chapel by Wesleyan believers of the Madras Army. It’s name comes…

29th February – 7th March, 2020

I decided to spend my first trip of the year back in Bangalore. Little did I know what would happen as I was enjoying my trip and how this would affect us all in the coming days and weeks and now months! After arriving into Bangalore airport at 5am on the Sunday morning, I headed…