St Vedast-Alias-Foster Church, London

I hadn’t heard of St Vedast-alias-Foster before I noticed it was forming part of Open House London last year. It’s dedicated to a French saint who was Bishop of Arras around the 6th century.

The original church was founded before 1308 and though not completely destroyed by the Great Fire of London, did require a lot of reconstruction by Christopher Wren and his team.

On 29 December 1940, when German planes dropped 24,000 high explosives in the area the church was gutted with the roof, pews, pulpit and fittings all destroyed. Plans to rebuild began in 1947 though work only started in 1953.

It’s a fairly small church but a nice place to visit. You can find some more photos here.

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