St Mary Abchurch

When Wren rebuilt this 12th century church in 1681-86, he employed some of the greatest craftsmen of his age.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

Grinling Gibbons carved the huge limewood reredos, the only piece in the city certainly documented as being by him.

A bomb blast in World War II shattered it into two thousand pieces but it was carefully restored to the original state between 1948 and 1953 when the pieces were meticulously reassembled.

William Snow, a parishioner, painted the breathtaking wide and shallow dome in 1708. The dome, which cannot be seen externally, is supported on eight arches above four plain brick walls, making the interior seem spacious and light.

The woodwork in the interior is the best surviving complete set, with the pulpit and tester, doorcases and west gallery being particularly fine.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Celfi campus
  • Hanesion treftadaeth gymdeithasol
  • Treftadaeth genedlaethol yma

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Mynediad gwastad i'r prif fannau
  • Parcio o fewn 250m
  • Toiledau anhygyrch yn yr eglwys
  • Toiledau hygyrch gerllaw
  • Caniateir cŵn
  • Croeso i gerddwyr a beicwyr
  • Lle i ddiogelu'ch beic

Other nearby churches


Nederlandse Kerk

The Dutch Church is a reformed church on the site of the 13th century Augustinian friary, the original building granted to Protestant refugees for their church services in 1550 was destroyed during the London Blitz.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!