St Dunstan in the East

This weekend I spent an hour reading my book in the glorious setting of St Dunstan in the East. Originally built in 1100, the church has undergone various (sometimes unintentional) alterations over the centuries, including the addition of a south aisle in 1391, damage from the 1666 great fire of London and the addition of a steeple and tower by Sir Christopher Wren in 1695.  In fact, all that remains fully intact is Wren’s tower, which surprisingly survived the Blitz in the 1940s, unlike the rest of the church. The remaining ruins only heighten St Dunstan as a serene and magical place, full of history and charm and a haven from the chaos of central London.


2 thoughts on “St Dunstan in the East

  1. Hi, I’m writing an article for my university course about converted churches. I would like to know where did you get the image of st Dunstan in the East during the blitz. I’ll try to find an image like that one but it’s being difficult. So if you could help me, I really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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