Churches - Archive Articles

Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia
Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia

This century-old church in Holborn is a reminder of anti-catholic protests and a street widening programme to sweep away slumps.

London’s newest Cathedral in Chiswick
London’s newest Cathedral in Chiswick

Last September London gained a new Cathedral on a quiet residential road in Chiswick — The Cathedral of the Nativity Of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Royal Martyrs.

Photos from the roof of Southwark Cathedral
Photos from the roof of Southwark Cathedral

Although old churches and Cathedrals are increasingly overlooked by modern towers, they can still offer stunning views of London from their rooftops.

Floodlighting for London’s civil war church
Floodlighting for London’s civil war church

Old churches can look quite delightful when lit up at night, and now a church that some say was the cradle of English Parliamentary democracy has been floodlit at night.

Tickets Alert: Crypt tours of St Alfege Church
Tickets Alert: Crypt tours of St Alfege Church

As part of the Being Human festival of humanities, there will be a tour on the topic of death, and a chance to go inside the crypt of St Alfege church in Greenwich.

A Duo of churches in Dursley
A Duo of churches in Dursley

A small but pretty market town on the Cotswold Way, Dursley is blessed with quite a lot of old buildings to see, notably two very different churches.

Climb a 680 year old tower overlooking the Thames
Climb a 680 year old tower overlooking the Thames

Right next to Lambeth Palace is an old church, and it’s possible to climb up its 131 stone steps to stand on the roof for some fantastic views across the Thames to Parliament.

Go inside the ruined St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich
Go inside the ruined St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich

The ruined remains of a military church is on the verge of reopening part of the building following restoration work.

The concrete church of St Richard’s, Haywards Heath
The concrete church of St Richard’s, Haywards Heath

From the outside, this looks like a mock-barn style church building, rather ordinary frankly, but take a look inside for some concrete wow factor.

Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane
Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane

Just around the corner from Covent Garden is a Victorian brick building that conceals a wondrous Catholic Church interior.

The London church named after a French Saint
The London church named after a French Saint

Just around the corner from St Paul’s can be found one of the City’s older churches, and one that’s unusually named after a French Saint.

London’s Pocket Parks: St Dunstan-in-the-East
London’s Pocket Parks: St Dunstan-in-the-East

On a side street, just about visible from the main road, lies one of London’s greatest so-called hidden delights.

St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells
St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells

Earlier this week, the bells of St Pauls’ were removed from the Cathedral, and sent back to their makers for repairs.

See the views from the top of a church clock tower
See the views from the top of a church clock tower

Access to the tower was via a very low corridor which cuts through the stone work of the tower, then it’s all the way up on increasingly steep ladders.

Three churches near Biggleswade
Three churches near Biggleswade

If you’re the sort of person to go to Biggleswade for a day — such as to visit a 300 year old folly –maybe take in three very old, and very different types of church while you are there.

Tickets Alert: Chance to climb a church tower
Tickets Alert: Chance to climb a church tower

A nearly 150 year old church in South London is opening its tower for one day to let the public climb up and see the views from the top.

Westminster Abbey gets a new tower
Westminster Abbey gets a new tower

Slightly hidden away, Westminster Abbey has gained a striking new bronze tower that sits well against its ancient stones.

London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Aldermanbury, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Aldermanbury, EC2

This pocket park covers the remains of St Mary Aldermanbury, a church that was destroyed during WW2, and rebuilt — in the USA.

London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Staining, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Staining, EC2

This small pocket park can be found slightly hidden away in a corner of a side street near the Guildhall and owes its current existence to the Great Fire of London.

Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard
Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard

A small side street near Cannon Street railway station marks the site of a ancient graveyard, and today, a ventilation shaft for the London Underground.

The church still recovering from WW2 damage
The church still recovering from WW2 damage

In leafy Clerkenwell is a mighty church that externally looks as polite as a Clerkenwell church should look, but inside is still showing the massive scars left by WW2.

Of College Chapels and Steam Trains
Of College Chapels and Steam Trains

Deep within the heart of King’s College on the Strand can be found a most marvelous chapel and a dinky steam train.

My scariest ever church tower climb
My scariest ever church tower climb

There’s a very significant church in docklands that allowed people to climb up to see the clock mechanism at the weekend. The scariest church tower climb I have ever done.

Two Windsor churches to visit
Two Windsor churches to visit

Windsor contains a church that despite walking past hundreds of times in my youth, I was never able to go inside — until today.