The 2018 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2019 programme mid-August.

  • Bow Church in 1809 showing it at the heart of the village.
  • Bow Church in 1896
  • The cat in the east window designed by H. Lewis Curtis. Arthur Broome, founder of the RSPCA, was Rector of Bow 1820-24.
  • Interior of Bow Church showing the Tudor chancel roof, CR Ashbee's choir stalls, 1900, and the east window by H. Lewis Curtis, 1951.
  • West end of Bow Church
  • Memorial plaque for George Lansbury MP, member of Bow Church for over 40 years, unveiled by his granddaughter Dame Angela Lansbury in 2011
  • The medieval font, Bow Church, c.1410
  • Interior of St Mary's Bow 1912
  • The west end of the church was damaged by enemy action in 1941 during the Second World War
  • Conservation work on the church tower.

Bow Church - St Mary's and Holy Trinity

C R Ashbee

230 Bow Road, E3 3AH
Toilets, Partial disabled access, Refreshments, Bookshop
Medieval village church, restored in late 19C and after bomb damage in WWII. 15C font and memorials from five centuries. Grade II* listed. Refurbished for 700th anniversary in 2011; the bell tower and cupola were restored in 2017-18.


Original design
H. Lewis Curtis, C R Ashbee, H S Goodhart-Rendel, 1311
Landscape design
Metropolitan Parks and Gardens Association, 1895
C R Ashbee, 1900
H S Goodhart-Rendel, 1945
Thomas Ford & Partners, 2017
Medieval, Post-war, Historical/contemporary