St Michael Cornhill Church

The ancient Norman and Medieval church, destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 was replaced by Christopher Wren 1670-7. In his design features Doric columns to create a classical style interior, while its fine tower - built later 1715-22 is a 'Gothick' imitation of that of Magdalen College Oxford. There is a font of 1672 in which the poet Thomas Gray was baptised in1716, and there are 16th century monuments to the Cowper family. The tower completed by Nicholas Hawksmoor houses a peal of 12 bells.

Restored by Gilbert Scott 1857-60. The church was fortunate to escape serious damage in World War II.

Opening Hours:
Service Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Telephone: 020 7248 3826

Address: Cornhill, EC3V 9DS

Website: St Michael Cornhill Church

Nearby Stations: Bank Station, Fenchurch Street Station, Cannon Street Station

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