Christ Church, Spitalfields

I wandered into Christ Church, Spitalfields mostly to shelter from a sudden downpour. Built between 1714 and and 1719 it was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor who worked alongside Christopher Wren. It was one of the first “commissioners’ churches” which had been established by Act of Parliament in 1711 to build fifty new churches for London’s expanding population.

It was a very spacious white interior – the purple tinge comes from the fact that they were setting up for some sort of concert when I was there.

The organ, designed by Richard Bridge, was installed in 1735 and was the largest organ in England; it was restored in 2015.

It also has some interesting monuments including this one of Sir Robert Ladbroke who was a politician and Lord Mayor of London in 1747.

It’s an interesting church and worth popping in for a visit. You can find more photos here.

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