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St. James's Church, London
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St James's Church, Piccadilly, also known as St James's Church, Westminster and as St James-in-the-Fields, is an Anglican church on Piccadilly in the centre of London, UK. It was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren.The church is built of red brick with Portland stone dressings. The church’s interior has galleries on three sides supported by square pillars, and the nave has a barrel vault supported by Corinthian columns. The carved marble font and limewood reredos are both notable examples of the work of Grinling Gibbons.HistoryIn 1662, Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, was granted land for residential development on what was then the outskirts of London. He set aside land for the building of a parish church and churchyard on the south side of what is now Piccadilly. Christopher Wren was appointed the architect in 1672 and the church was consecrated on 13 July 1684 by Henry Compton, the Bishop of London. In 1685 the parish of St James was created for the church.
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  • I have been coming here for many years. The church is very historic and is unlike many others inside in that it is like and airy and not richly decorated other than having some rather nice wood carvin...  more »
  • It's the favorite Church by Sir Christopher Wren, has tall arched Windows and is known for the beauty of the Interior, balanced and light. Next to the church there is St. James's Church Indian Bean Tree, called "one of the great trees of London" (one of the largest trees in London). It is built entirely of stone and sobriety and simplicity of its lines provide a sense of grandeur and prestige, as well as the upward momentum of its forms contributes to confirm the significance of this is considered one of the most beautiful churches in London in front of there is a market with stalls of all kinds. Inside allowed the stationing of the homeless, and in other areas, there are various events, such as concerts. Definitely worth a visit
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  • My favorite Church in London, where it is pleasant to sit in the Church garden, buy sandwiches at kiosks and handmade souvenirs. Anglican Church built in 1662-1684 under the project of architect Christopher Wren. Outside St. James's Church in Piccadilly looks modest, it is built of red brick and Portland stone is finished, inside its vaults support the strict columns. In the Interior is a harmonious combination of gilding, carved arches decorating the altar and stained-glass Windows. In the Church of Saint Dzhejms at Piccadilly Circus, concerts of sacred and classical music are periodically held on the territory of the open-air sculpture exhibitions. Recommend a visit.
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