Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Year in Pictures – 24 March 2015 – St Mary Woolnoth

Returning to work after the short break in Edinburgh, I decided to pay one of my occasional visits to the only church in the City of London designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor (?1660 – 1736). In what is essentially a small church, though a lofty one, this mighty genius of architecture creates a grandeur of form and interpenetrating spaces that takes the breath away.

The church stands just by Exit 6 from Bank Station at the meeting point of Lombard Street and King William Street. John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace, was Rector here and has an eloquently simple monument. Do go and see this extraordinary building, if you can. It will amaze you.

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