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.
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