Not surprisingly, Easter scenes are often depicted in the stained glass windows of churches. We saw these ones in St Pancras church in London – the crucifixion above and resurrection below.
The guild church of St Katharine Cree in London is rather overshadowed by towering modern buildings, but is elegant and peaceful inside.
We liked this sundial on the exterior of the church, reportedly dating from around 1700.
And this clockwork mechanism inside the church also caught our attention.
This London church is All Saints in Margaret Street, Fitzrovia. It was designed in 1850 is recognised as a masterpiece of the High Victorian Gothic Revival style.
The ornately decorated interior includes this Christmas scene on ceramic tiles. Merry Christmas!
Another London church that we visited was St Pancras in Euston Road. The building was opened in 1822 and manages to look much bigger inside than it does from the outside.
The stained glass windows illustrate many Bible stories, including this Christmas scene with the shepherds and wise men.
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.
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.