Sunday, November 8, 2009

Churches Seen in London

London has many churches, although only a fraction of the number of churches one can find in Rome.
This is Christ Church, in the neighborhood of Brent, down the street from where we stayed and across the street from the bus stop where we waited for our trips into central London.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an Anglican church at the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square. The current building was designed by James Gibbs and built in 1721. I have had many musical recordings by the orchestra of this church.

This church image is part of a mural in the Tottenham Court Road Underground Station.

.This is the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, known to the world as Westminster Abbey. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial for British monarchs. (We all remember Princess Dianna's funeral that was held here in 1997.

St. Paul’s Cathedral was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

And last but not least, this is the gate to Lambeth Palace on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Parliament. Lambeth Palace has been the historic London residence of Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th century. Today it is the London home and offices of Rowan Williams, the current Archbishop of Canterbury and primate of the Anglican Communion.

1 comment:

Gerry said...

Again BFF.
thank you for the wonderful tour.
Love ya Gerry