Saturday, October 21, 2006

London - St Monica (RC) Hoxton Square

St Monica of Hoxton Square
Originally uploaded by Homemade.

A most unusual interior. Homemade says:-
"Designed by E W Pugin, the priory was completed in 1864, the church in 1866, for the Augustinian (Austin) Friars. Unusual for a Pugin church, the pillars, reredos and altar are made of wood. The Friars first came to London in 1253, remaining until 1538. An area near Old Broad Street, where the original priory and church stood, is still known as Austin Friars. St Monica's became the first Augustinian priory in England after the Reformation" (from the sign outside this church)"

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