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St. Margaret of Antioch, Barking

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North Street, Barking IG11 8AS, England
+44 20 8594 2932
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nice well looked after church

nice well looked after church , nice team of volunteers look after the church ,the hall ad the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
russty67
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London, United Kingdom
Saint Margarets Church

Beautiful church very historic you can get a copy of Captain Cooks marriage certificate well worth... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Gabrielle H
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Barking, United Kingdom
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St Margaret of Antioch is a lively parish church in the heart of Barking. The area has a rich history. The great Barking Abbey dating from 666AD, established Barking as an early centre of the Christian faith. After William the Conqueror's coronation, a large scale riot forced the king and his closest followers to flee to Barking, making it the first Norman capital of England - albeit for a few months. The fishing industry grew with the town, making Barking home to one of the most important fishing fleets in the country. St Margaret's itself dates from 1215 and is noted for the marriage of Captain James Cook on 21st December 1762 and the burial place of Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Mayor of the City of London. Short guided tours can be arranged through the parish office. Why not top off your visit with a warm drink and a slice of cake in the Refectory? We are a short walk from Barking Station, which can be reached via the London Underground's District and Hammersmith & City Lines, the London Overground and the C2C.
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“tower” (2 reviews)
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North Street, Barking IG11 8AS, England
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

nice well looked after church , nice team of volunteers look after the church ,the hall ad the grounds

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Beautiful church very historic you can get a copy of Captain Cooks marriage certificate well worth a visit also the Abbey grounds

Thank Gabrielle H
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Well maintained, classic historic English church, great place for quiet prayer in busy London, or a exuberant choir session.

Thank track67
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

An excellent and interesting trip. Our guide, Matt, was very enthusiastic and insightful in the history of the church and the ruins. The coffee shop was more than accommodating and put on a great selection of cakes and toasties. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

lots of history and facts about the area .Captain Cook marriage papers and stoies of its amazing history

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Matt gave a detailed and entertaining tour of the Barking Abbey Sight with all its many layers. Wonderful insights into the long rich history of Barking, the Roding Valley and its significance in the stories of London. Well worth checking out as alternative heritage visit...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

A very interesting talk which shed light on the history within the walls of the Abbey. Great place to visit and fantastic victoria sponge cake!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a very interesting tour of the church and the curfew tower, also had very nice sandwiches and cake in hall.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

A volunteer run cafe attached to St Margaret's Church in Barking. Food is all freshly cooked on the premises and very tasty. The cakes, made by Carol, are so mouth watering you won't be able to resist them. All the volunteers are extremely friendly and...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Christened there, married there, as were the rest of my family and had Dads funeral service there. It is a beautiful church with lovely grounds. Some history thrown in.

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