Get Me to the Church 4

Sword rests were another interesting detail that caught our attention in London churches. The one above is in St Margaret Pattens, and one below in St Mary Aldermary (both featured in the previous three blog entries). Of course, they don’t date from the times of mediaeval knights – they are for ceremonial swords, like when the Lord Mayor comes to church.

Get Me to the Church 3

We also visited the church of St Mary Aldermary during our trip to London. The 17th century church was built by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, and has impressive fan vaulting on the ceiling.

This church is another Guild Church, and has stained glass windows depicting the arms of many guilds, including The Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers.

And The Worshipful Company of Vintners.