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St Bartholomew the Great

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Nao
Nao
January 4, 2018
St Bartholomew the Great is the oldest church in London, founded in 1123 as an Augustinian monastery.
Stephen
Stephen
October 28, 2017
Most of the medieval city of London was destroyed in The Great Fire, but some buildings from tis period have survived. Saint Batholomew The Great is a wonderful example of Medieval London. The Church was founded in AD 1123 with stunning architecture and steeped in nearly 900 years of History!
Jon
Jon
July 6, 2016
The oldest surviving church in London. Also scene of numerous films, not least Three Weddings and a Funeral. Give my regards to Rev Martin Dudley if you see him, we both have served as Masters for a City livery company. The church also plays a key role in my family history, my gt gt grandfather…
Benedict
Benedict
August 6, 2015
Part of the ancient hospital of St. Bartholomew founded by Rahere (see 'Rahere' by Rudyard Kipling) in 1123. The hospital still functions across the road, & the priory church is now a parish church.
Leora
Leora
June 10, 2015
A beautiful old church, lovely side streets nearby

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England, EC1A 7JQ
Phone+44 20 7600 0440