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St Helen Bishopsgate

Address: Great St Helens EC3A 6AT
Telephone: 020 7283 2231
Usual opening times: Mon-Fri: 9.30am-5pm via church office
Description: The building is a fragment of a Benedictine nunnery. It has the expected double nave pattern, one half for the nuns and the other for the parishioners. Sadly this pattern is disturbed by modern re-ordering in 1993-95 by the current Evangelical ministry of the church, with serried ranks of chairs facing the pulpit in the middle of the South wall. The result is uncomfortable. Pevsner lamented that “the [1993-95].restoration shows no sense of a creative dialogue between past and present ……. The loss to the viewer’s perception of the unique early history of the church is also grave.”

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