London Churches: St Benet

Posted: July 7, 2016 in History, London, UK
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St Benet Church. Photo by Manhattan research (https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlecamera/)

St Benet Church. Photo by Manhattan research (https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlecamera/)

St Benet is a small church which stands in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. Since 1879 it has been the home to the Welsh Anglican Church in London. It is also the church of the College of Arms.

John Salmon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

John Salmon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

John Salmon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

John Salmon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Its history goes back to the 12th century but like many city churches, the medieval building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The present Church was built by Christopher Wren and is unusual for a Wren church in that it is almost square with a flat ceiling.

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