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We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 August 2021

  • Sanctuary and nave showing the hanging rood crucifix
  • The sanctuary; windows by John Hayward
  • Hanging Rood carved by Otto Irsara, a gift from the people of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • The current ring of 12 bells dates from 1961
  • The Blessed Virgin Mary depicted holding the church of St Mary-le-Bow, surrounded by other City churches and their patrons
  • Wren's Tower viewed from Bow Churchyard
  • St Mary-le-Bow seen from Cheapside

The City Churches: St Mary-le-Bow

Sir Christopher Wren

place
Cheapside, EC2V 6AU
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Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Bank, Mansion House, St. Paul's
train
Nearest train: Cannon Street, Moorgate, City Thameslink
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Bus routes: 8, 25
Founded by William the Conqueror's Archbishop Lanfranc in 1080 (the significant crypt survives) St Mary-le-Bow was rebuilt, notably by Wren after the Great Fire and by Laurence King in 1964 after WWII destruction. Home of Bow Bells.

Events

Saturday 4th September
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
group Capacity: 20
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm
group Capacity: 20
Sunday 5th September
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 10am to 11am
group Capacity: 20

Design

Original design
Sir Christopher Wren, 1683
Restoration
Laurence King, 1964
Type
Religious
Period
Historical/contemporary