Building    From 1728 

Swedish Church

Categories: Religion

Countries: Sweden

There were enough Swedes in London (mainly sailors) for a congregation to form in 1710 and the first church was set up in Wapping in 1728 (pictured), opened by and named for (the future queen) Ulrika Eleonora.  Emanuel Swedenborg lived nearby and attended this church.

The church in Harcourt Street was built in 1911 and the congregation moved taking everything they could. No alternative function for the empty church could be found and since it was rapidly deteriorating it was demolished, in 1921.

Our picture source St George in the East is a rich source of information about the Swedish churches in London.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Swedish Church

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Swedish Church - E1

This typeface, which you can see in the photo of the church interior, was sal...

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Swedish Church - W1

The referenced psalm includes some words that make it appropriate for travell...

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James Stephen

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Lesnes Abbey

Lesnes Abbey

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Robert Lawrence

Robert Lawrence

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The Reverend Reginald Herman Tribe

The Reverend Reginald Herman Tribe

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John Davy

John Davy

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1 memorial