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. Bride’s Church, London

St. Bride’s maybe one of the oldest churches in London, with worship dating back to the 7th century. It is believed that as the patron saint is Bridget of Ireland, it may have been founded by Celtic monks. The current church is at least the seventh building to stand on this site and was designed…

St. Vedast-alias-Foster, London

This church is located in the City of London and dedicated to St. Vedast, a French saint whose cult arrived in England through contacts with Augustinian clergy. Foster is the Anglicisation of the name ‘Vaast’, as the saint is known on the continent. The church was founded in 1308 and was later repaired in 1662….

St. Clement Danes, London

This Anglican church is situated in the City of Westminster outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. It was founded in the 9th century by Danish settlers who being of a seafaring nation, dedicated the church to St. Clement, patron saint of mariners. Although the Great Fire of 1666 did not reach the…