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Memorial

Amen Court Amen Court

Plaque: Amen Court

Erection date: 1879

Inscription

AD  GLORIAM  SUMMI  SACERDOTIS
DOMINI  NOSTRI  JESU  CHRISTI
ET  IN  COMMODUM  COLLEGII  MINOR-
UM  CANONICORUM  IN  ECCLESIA  CAT-
HEDRALI  SANCTI  PAULI  LONDINENSI
DOMUS  AEDIFICATAE  SUNT
DECANO  RICARDO  GUL  CHURCH
CANONCIS  R  GREGORY  H  P  LIDDON
J  B  LIGHTFOOT  P  C  CLAUGHTON  EPIS
ANNO  INCARNATIONIS  DOMINICAE
MDCCCLXXIX

{Translated from the Latin:}
These houses were built by Dean Richard Will. Church, Canons R. Gregory, H.P. Liddon, J.B. Lightfoot and Bish. P.C. Claughton for the glory of the high priest of our Lord Jesus Christ and for the use of the College of Minor Canons in St Paul’s Cathedral in London in the year of our Lord’s incarnation 1879.

{The crossed swords at the top are a symbol of St Paul and DP = Deanery of St Paul’s.}

This cast of characters also appear on the nearby St Paul's Choir school plaque, erected 5 years earlier when Claughton was still only a Canon, not yet a Bish.

Our translator, David Hopkins, thinks the “high priest” probably refers to St Paul himself. David also points out a typo in the word “CANONICIS”. We'll take his word on that one.

Site: Amen Court (1 memorial)

EC4, Warwick Lane, Amen Court

If you are lucky enough to find the gates to this close open (if you see what we mean), take the opportunity for a look around. It's a haven of peace in the busy City. As well as this plaque we found two others, each with a well-chosen biblical quotation about constructing buildings. These are also in Latin and we thank David for translating them, even if it was only to allow us to dismiss them as non-memorial in content.

The wall you can see to the left of our picture is on the site of the western London Wall. At one time Newgate Prison was on the other side.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Amen Court

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50528

College of Minor Canons in St Paul’s Cathedral

In existence before 1066.  Richard II formalised the structure.  At that time...

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50900

Dean Richard William Church

Dean of St Paul’s from 1871 to 1890. Born Newport, Wales.  Died Dover.

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50534

Bishop Piers Calverley Claughton

Archdeacon of London and Assistant Bishop of London.

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50534

Dean Robert Gregory

Dean at St Pauls 1891 - 1911.

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