London Christianity Walking Tours
Walking Through the History of Christianity in the City of London
Explore the development of Christianity from the Reformation to the present day. All of this walk is within the one square mile of the City of London. Learn about some of the great figures of England's Christian history and enjoy visits to the interiors of several City Churches which today still proclaim the Christian faith in the midst of the financial heart of London.
City Churches Walk
There are thirty eight churches within the City of London and they are the 'jewels in the crown' of the City's architecture contrasting with the modern tall buildings. We will go inside several churches with different styles of architecture and also explore the churches' Christian witness down the years and their role today.
Wren City Churches Walk
Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt fifty one churches after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and twenty three of these survive today. We will go inside several of the churches, be inspired by the architecture and discover Wren's contribution to the development of Reformation Church architecture in England.
John Wesley Walk
Walk in the footsteps of John Wesley, founder of Methodism and his brother Charles in the area of London they knew so well. Highlights will include Wesley's Chapel and House. We will hear about Wesley’s life and his dedication to his work for the Lord and see the small room he used for his quiet times of prayer which is known as the “Powerhouse of Methodism”. A visit to Bunhill Field’s Cemetery will be included to see Susanna Wesley’s grave and also the grave of John Bunyan.
John Wesley, the Huguenots and a Very Special Church.
Take this walk in Islington and Spitalfields and see John Wesley's Chapel and house. Then we visit Bunhill fields graveyard to see the graves of Susanna Wesley and John Bunyan. Then in Spitalfields we will see the house where Susanna Wesley was born and we learn about the Huguenots, French protestants who fled persecution in Roman Catholic France and settled here. We end the tour with an look inside Christ Church Spitalfields the architectural masterpiece of Nicholas Hawksmoor. The church stood derelict for 40 years and it is an amazing story of restoration not just of the building but also of the Christian community.
A tour inside Wesley's Chapel and/or House can be included as part of this walk.
London Churches Walk in Bloomsbury and Covent Garden
Discover some of the most interesting churches in Covent Garden area including the Temple Church, the actor’s church in Covent Garden, the impressive St George’s Bloomsbury built as part of the 1711 churches act and St Dunstan’s in the West where William Tyndale preached and which is now home not just to an Anglican congregation but also to a Romanian Orthodox one with interior design which reflects this.
London Churches in Mayfair and Marylebone Walk
Enjoy some special churches in the Marylebone and Mayfair area each with different architecture and worship traditions. See a church where Handel played the organ and William Kent designed the reredos, at another church we learn about the influence of the Oxford movement on church architecture and we can include a visit to All Souls Langham Place where John Stott was associated with the leadership for 60 years. We will visit 5 or 6 churches. Also visit Handel's house where he composed Messiah.
Westminster Christianity Walk
This walk explores our Christian history in the City of Westminster. We will see St James Palace which is site of the Chapel Royal, then the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks, St Margarets Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the statue of William Tyndale. Lambeth Palace,London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be included, hear about the community which resides there. As Westminster is the centre of royalty and politics this walks looks at the relationship of the established church with the state and much more besides. This walk can also include a look at the portraits of some of our great Christian leaders and reformers in the National Portrait Gallery at the end.