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Christchurch - Greyfriars Church

Building  From 1225  To /12/1940

Categories: Religion

London Garden Trust says: " This lovely garden is located on the site of the Franciscan Church of Greyfriars, which was established in 1225. Numerous well-known people, including four queens, were buried in the old church, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. A new church, designed by Wren, was completed in 1704. In 1940, incendiary bombs destroyed the body of the Wren church, and only the west tower now stands. The 1989 rose garden reflects the floor plan of the original church with box-edged beds representing the original position of the pews. An avenue of trees marks the former nave."

Greyfriars Church was not destroyed in the Reformation, only closed. It was reopened in 1547 as Christ Church and continued in use as a parish church until the Great Fire in 1666.

The Citizens' Memorial is a campaign to partially rebuild this church and transform it into a memorial of national significance to commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of the citizens of London during the Second World War.

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Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

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Christchurch - Greyfriars Church

Christchurch - Greyfriars This Wren church was destroyed by fire-bombs in De...

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Christchurch Greyfriars Church

This plaque is on the low wall you can see close to the road.

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