When plans for the Bishop of London’s grand new estate were originally drawn up in 1804, it included provision for a new church. In 1826 the Ecclesiastical Commissioners granted the new parish £6000 towards the £11,020 needed to build St John's. Find out more about St John's through the ages.
The notorious Tyburn Tree was, for centuries, London’s chief site of public executions and hangings. The ‘tree’ was actually a gallows (big enough to hang 23 people simultaneously) set along the old Roman Road outside the city. Now the area is one of the most desirable in London, read on to learn about the history of this great corner of our global city.
Is going to church like train spotting – Only for Anoraks? Do you ever feel coy or embarrassed admitting that you go to church? If so, why do you feel like that? Is it because others may think you’re a weirdo who hasn’t got a life and only sad people go to church? Is it because of the stereotypes that exist about the church and are often exaggerated by the media?