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A beginners’ guide to furniture in Christopher Wren’s churches

15 June 2023

16:00 -17:00

St Mary Abchurch, in the City of London, is a gem of a Christopher Wren church, and somewhat miraculously, most of the original furnishings are still there. During all of June you are invited to walk around the church, to see the furnishings, to read about them, and to respond to them between 11am - 3pm.

On Thursday the 15th of June at 4pm, Dr Mark Kirby, Child Shuffrey Fellow in Architectural History at Lincoln College in the University of Oxford, an expert on Wren's furnishings, will personally guide an audience round the building to explain what we are looking at and to answer questions.

Christopher Wren's aim was to enable as wide a diversity of people as possible to feel welcome and comfortable in the buildings that he designed. It was his way of enabling the citizen's of London to feel 'in common' with each other.



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The Guild Church of St Mary Abchurch


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St Mary Abchurch

St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London

The building will be open to the public through June from Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at other times as well on Thursday the 15th of June.


Wheelchair accessible
Assistance dogs welcome
Gender Neutral Toilet
Quiet Space

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