ST. MARY ABCHURCH

City of London

St. Mary Abchurch, City of London

From the outside a rather uninteresting – you might almost say “bog standard” – Wren church dating to the 1680s, the interior of St. Mary Abchurch is a great surprise.

It has a huge painted dome (restored after World War II with great sensitivity), crisp and clear windows with plenty of light coming through them, magnificent carving and – hooray – box pews which escaped the usual Victorian purging.

The altar piece is a genuine Grinling Gibbons, unadulterated by later additions and surviving the attentions of the Luftwaffe intact.

All in all one of the best surprises amongst the City of London Churches.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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