The Lost London Churches Project aims to promote interest in the ancient church buildings and parishes of the City of London through collectable cards, books, maps and explorers walks.

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The Lost Churches of the City of London

In 1600 there were 110 churches in the square mile of the City of London. Many were lost in the Great Fire of 1666 and many others have been lost since. Today there are only 40 left. We have published a series of collectable cards with illustrations of these City of London Churches, both extant and lost. An accompanying book with maps of each parish and a place to stick the cards has also been produced.

The collectible cards are in the old ‘cigarette card’ format with a picture of the church on the front and historical notes on the back. They are available in the city churches – here is a list of some of them. You can pick them up when you visit them or you can order them here from our online shop. We also have a presentation pack to house your collection.

Lost London Churches Project - card explanation

Here a sample page from the book. The parish area is shown in colour on the map and the churches shown in pink. The cards, once collected, can be stuck in the book in the appropriate places shown in outline. The book is standard B4 size (250 x 353 mm)

A Sample page from the Collector’s Book
A sample page from the Collectors book

If you want to order specific cards you need to quote the name and number of the church of interest which you will find in the church index here. Aside from the Lost London Churches Project, if you want to dig deeper into the history of these churches there are some other excellent websites. If you want to get more involved then why not join the Friends of The City Churches Charity . Also Wikipedia has some very good resources which you can find here

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