September is the MS Society’s month of fund-raising, carrying the hashtag #IChallengeMS to improve social media visibility. One month to give something up, take something up, or just do something to raise money.
My challenge is to visit the 48 churches in the City of London (bonus points for ruins and gardens that occupy former sites!). Today was my first batch, and I visited seven churches… on that basis I need to up the pace a little.
St Michael Paternoster Royal; rebuilt at least twice (once after the Great Fire of LonStdon and again after the Blitz). Dick Whittington (four times Lord Mayor of London) was buried here – although his tomb lost in the re-buildings. He (and his legendary cat) are depicted in one of the stained glass windows (replaced in the late 60s). The church is also home to the Mission to Seamen.
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St Michael Paternoster Royal
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St Stephen Walbrook is tucked in behind Mansion House, and currently somewhat overshadowed by the building works taking place in Walbrook.
St Stephen Walbrook
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St Mary Woolnoth is a square / rectangular church. Some classic bits of church furniture, and some more unusual bits, including what looks like some clock workings with a poem on the case.
St Mary Woolnoth
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St Edmund the King, although still a consecrated church, is now a spirituality centre. Pieces of church furniture remain at the edges although most of the floor is taken up with a cloth representation of a labyrinth (which sent me of on a wander to find the stone version nearby).