Our next outing is to St Mary Abchurch, one of Sir Christopher Wren's City churches and the headquarters of the Friends of the City Churches.
The address is: St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Lane, EC4 7BA. The nearest underground stations are Bank, Cannon Street and Monument. There are of course plenty of buses to the City.
Meet at 11 am just outside the church, which is open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm. They are expecting us. Inside the church from 2nd to 20nd August there is a large exhibition, showcasing the work of master carver Grinling Gibbons, who carved the altarpiece. There is also a regular organ recital between 12:30 and 1:15 but we are welcome to stay and carry on drawing.
There is a lively pedestrian square outside including a coffee stall, and we can use the churches "facilities". There are plenty of cafes nearby for lunch or we could picnic in the square with home made or takeaway fare.
A small contribution to the upkeep of the church would be welcomed.
Pics to Janet Payne, email@example.com and my number for the day is 07815 772857.
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