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St Bride's Church

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Just down the road from majestic St Paul's Cathedral is another of Sir Christopher Wren's creations, the little known church of St Bride's, also called "The Journalists' Church." Tucked away in a busy corner of Fleet Street, it is easy to miss, but...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

St Bride's Church near Fleet Street is another one of the Christopher Wren designed churches that were repaired after the Great Fire of London. Sadly, even this Wren's work was wrecked during the Blitz in World War Two and repaired again which is what we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There have been many churches on this site, the current one was designed by Christopher Wren, there has been an extensive rebuild after it was badly damaged in the blitz. The church has been adopted by the newspapers/journalists, there are photographs and details of some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We also have a wonderful musical tradition with regular lunchtime recitals and a professional choir which sings at our two Sunday choral services at 11am & 5:30pm. If you fancy a dose of cathedral-quality singing we'd look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister used to work around the block from this place and when my mum passed away, we had her memorial service here. The choir is really outstanding plus it's a beautiful setting - old Christopher Wren church tucked away behind Fleet Street. I was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TessChicago
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Fleet street was once the home of all of the London papers. The many pubs and restaurants were kept in business by the many journalists who worked on the street. This church, tucked away down a lane off Fleet street, was their place of worship...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lawrence T
neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. You're quite right, Fleet Street used to be the production home for London's papers but though the printing presses have long moved away our connections with the news industry remain strong. Journalists & printers still regularly return for services and our...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Hidden away just a few steps from bustling Fleet Street, this church has a huge amount of history to explore. It's the 7th church on the site with the original dating back to Saxon times. The current building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Walking back from a visit to St. Paul's, we noticed this church just a few steps off Fleet Street and stepped in. I had never heard of a church honoring members of the press, but that is the mission of this quaint place. The pews...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Fleet Street was full of people rushing about in the heat, but 12 steps away was this lovely church. Peaceful and cool. But even more impressive was the crypt, only discovered after a wartime bomb hit the church. Down in the crypt were remains of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Y6198XDpaulh
Reviewed 27 June 2018

All right, I'll admit it. I attended Sunday worship here in October 2017, but I desired principally to hear the music. I wasn't disappointed, as the professional choir was superlative. It was a beautiful Eucharist service. Having given that well-deserved praise, I shall make a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I came across this by accident as I wandered London's backstreets. I was surprised to find it open - many no longer are except during services. I learned lots here: that it's also know as the Printers' Cathedral or the Journalists' Church; that people have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We stopped into this Sir Christopher Wren church for a lunchtime concert and were glad we did. The church is beautiful and full of history. The acoustics are fabulous so try to visit for a concert or a service. After the 45 minute concert of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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