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 us hope for the best!

I decided I would head down to London for my usual Bank holiday visit as things were looking better for travel. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do and see which included a kind of pilgrimage – I want to tray and visit all the Wren churches that still survive. I also planned to try and attend some services where possible.

It all got off to a great start as my flight got into Heathrow around 8.30am on the Sunday morning and I was able to get on the Tube to head to St Paul’s Cathedral for the Eucharist. After a brief stop at Liverpool Street Station to pop my case into left luggage, I was sitting under the Dome for 10.40am preparing for the service. It was really lovely with a full communion and choir but sadly spoiled by a protest just before the dismissal. In the afternoon, I managed to attend Evensong at Westminster Abbey which was really rather lovely.

Over the next few days, I managed to visit around a dozen different churches! I hope to be able to get these uploaded here for you over the next few weeks or so. I also went to Evensong at St Paul’s on the Monday and Tuesday – I’d forgotten how much I love this service. I will be back again at the end of September so hopefully get more of my Wren’s.

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