Speaking about Jesus Christ
   
 
 
 
 
"The Parish Records... contain many references to the Welsh... stretching back probably to about 1320"
The Late Reverend Canon Alfred Pryse-Hawkins, former vicar of St Benet's
     

1111-1666
St Benet in the 12th century until the Great Fire of London. Linked to Shakespeare, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey and Inigo Jones.
The early years >

 
 
               
       
1685-1879
St Benet is reborn as one of Sir Christopher Wren's City churches. Connected to Charles II and venue for thousands of quickly arranged weddings.
Sir Christopher Wren's church >
 
 
                 
 
"The present church was erected by Sir C. Wren in 1683 at the cost of 3,328 13s. 10d. It has been described as one of his most successful exteriors"
Herbert Reynolds, 'The Churches of the City of London', 1922
     

1879 onwards
Saved by Queen Victoria and given to Welsh Anglicans for worship, St Benet is the Metropolitan Welsh Church.
The Welsh future >

Archive
A selection of stories, photographs, memories, prints and paintings from recent and historical past.
Archive >

  recent photograph of the outside of St benet