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Christ Church Spitalfields

London, United Kingdom
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Owner description: Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican parish church standing at a very strategic location between the City of London and... more » Owner description: Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican parish church standing at a very strategic location between the City of London and the East End. Its congregations are drawn largely from those who live or work locally. The Church has a heart for social outreach and works with link charities and local organisations as well as delivering its own programmes.The iconic Grade I listed building has significant heritage credentials and draws thousands of tourists and visitors every year. Built under the Act of Parliament of 1711 which required the... Read More
Owner description: Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican parish church standing at a very strategic location between the City of London and... more » Owner description: Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican parish church standing at a very strategic location between the City of London and the East End. Its congregations are drawn largely from those who live or work locally. The Church has a heart for social outreach and works with link charities and local organisations as well as delivering its own programmes.The iconic Grade I listed building has significant heritage credentials and draws thousands of tourists and visitors every year. Built under the Act of Parliament of 1711 which required the building of fifty new churches to serve the new populations on the fringes of London, Christ Church Spitalfields was one of only 12 actually built and architect Nicholas Hawksmoor's largest and grandest. The building was saved from demolition and has been restored through generous financial support from public and private funds. Its restoration has revealed it to be one of the outstanding monuments of English Baroque architecture and Hawksmoor's masterpiece. « less
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