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Sat, 09 Sept



Church Tours

Please join us for a historical tour of St Etheldreda's, a beautiful and historic Roman Catholic Church in the heart of London. Admission is free, but donations are welcome in support of our church upkeep and St Etheldreda's Choir

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Time & Location

09 Sept 2023, 10:30 – 11:35

London, 14 Ely Pl, London EC1N 6RY, UK

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St Etheldreda Ely, the ancient town chapel of the bishops of Ely from about 1250 to 1570, is on the western side of Ely Place, off Charterhouse Street immediately east of the junction with High Holborn. Built between 1250-1290 by John De Kirkeby, bishop of Ely and treasurer of England, it is reputedly the oldest Catholic church in England and one of only two remaining buildings in London from the reign of Edward I. Etheldreda was the daughter of King Anna of the East Angles. For more information on St Etheldreda, see the Ely Cathedral website. You can also read the Venerable Bede on St Etheldreda. Trace the story of St Etheldreda from Medieval times to present day thriving London.

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