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The Splendours of the City Churches Tony Tucker Thursday 20 September 2018

The City of London churches are astonishing in their variety, yet often overlooked by visitors and workers in the City, who regularly pass them by, unaware of the treasures that lie within.  Not only are the churches of great architectural significance, they are also guardians of the City’s history, holding countless stories of  medieval kings and queens, famous statesmen, religious leaders, poets, playwrights and novelists, explorers, academics and even modern film stars and other celebrities.

This lecture explores a wide range of these churches, from St Bartholomew the Great, a survivor from Norman times, through to the classical designs of Wren and Hawksmoor.  Photographs are featured to illustrate the magnificent steeples and domes as well as the craftsmanship of the great woodcarvers, stonemasons and plasterers who created such beautiful interiors.

Tony Tucker has an MA in Modern History from Oriel College, Oxford, Qualified City Guide and is former Chairman of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association and Trustee of the Friends of the City Churches (FCC). Lectures to various City institutions, the FCC, U3A, and various historical associations.  Leads regular guided walks for the City of London Corporation, the Friends of the City Churches and numerous private groups. Publications include The Visitor’s Guide to the City of London Churches  (2006) and regular contributions to Cityguide magazine and the FCC Newsletter.

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