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French Protestant Church

Categories: Religion

Countries: France

Persecuted in France, about 50,000 Huguenots fled to Britain where Edward VI granted them asylum. The French Protestant Church of London was established by Royal Charter in 1550. It took over the Threadneedle site in Elizabeth I's time but that had to be rebuilt after the 1666 Great Fire. In 1743 an annexe was built in Brick Lane to cater for the influx of refugees; this is now the Brick Lane Mosque. By the 19th century the Threadneedle site was the main Huguenot church in London but was taken down in 1841 to allow for the road to be widened. By then there were only three Huguenot congregations left in London. The Threadneedle congregation joined another and moved into a new 1842 building (pictured) in St Martin's-le-Grand. This was demolished 1888 to allow for the erection of the General Post Office building. All congregations then merged into the new building in Soho Square.

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French Protestant Church

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French Protestant Church - St Martin's le Grand

Site of the French Protestant Church, demolished 1888. The Corporation of the...

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Hospital of St Anthony & French Protestant Church

Site of the 13th century Hospital of St Anthony and of the French Protestant ...

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French Protestant Church - Soho Square

To the glory of God & in grateful memory of H. M. King Edward VI who by h...

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