Lost London Churches Blog

Errors in Hollar’s “Before & After the Great Fire”

Anyone interested in the lost churches of the City of London will struggle to find images of the churches burnt down in the Great Fire of 1666 and never rebuilt. After the fire, Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt or repaired some 50 churches of which 26 have since been demolished. But we know what those looked […]

St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street

St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and rebuilt by Wren in 1687 when the parish was combined with that of St Gregory by St Pauls. Then in 1886 disaster struck as a fire in a nearby warehouse broke out and severely damaged the church. It was decided […]

A People’s Church

I have just finished reading “A People’s Church”  – an excellent history of the Church of England by Jeremy Morris published by Profile Books. It’s a fascinating account of an institution that you may think you know, because it has always just been “there”. But you will soon discover it is an organisation far more […]