A lot of history here as the church was damaged by bombs in 1941 and restored in 1954. The Crypt Chapel is from the 13th century and the tower of the church is from the 15th century with additions from the 18th century. On the sign outside it says the dedication is to St. Olave, the patron saint of Norway and is the only surviving City Church with this dedication. Memorials include Samuel Pepys. There are beautiful stained glass windows. Many hand carved memorials on the walls of historic and community figures. The pulpit is dark hand carved wood with beautiful carving. There is a small grave yard on the side as you enter but the stones are so old that they can not be read. Charles Dickens called it The Churchyard of St. Ghastly Grim in "The Uncommon Traveller".
A blue sign outside listed Samuel Pepys and Mother Goose on the burial register and Pepys is buried in a vault under the communion table. The walls and foundation are old and look that way while the tower is brown brick. Worth a stop, this church is on the way from The Double Tree to the tube station. A wonderful old church with a lot of history in the middle of new financial buildings around it.
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