St Mary Aldermary Church, London

I visited St Mary Aldermary as part of Open House London though it’s been on my to do list for a while. There’s probably been a church on this site for over 900 years with the name Aldermary meaning “older Mary”, suggesting it was the first local church dedicated to Mary and therefore the oldest such church in the City.  The Great Fire in 1666 destroyed the original church, so its current building was given a more Gothic rebuild by Christopher Wren.

The most striking feature of the church is of course the plaster fan-vaulted ceiling which really does look amazing in person.

The church has been restored and repaired over the years, not least during the Blitz when all the windows were shattered; the present windows date from the 1950s.

It’s not a particularly large church but it does feel very airy especially with the light streaming through the windows.

A lovely church that has a cafe inside, you can find some more photos here.

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