All Souls Church in London

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All Souls Church

2 All Souls Place, London, England, Marylebone W1
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A church in a prominent location that fortunately puts its best face forward. The most interesting portion of All Souls is the classical rotunda and columns topped with a church steeple. Like most pieces of great architecture from the Eiffel Tower to the Chrysler Building, this church was ridiculed at first. People thought it was a strange combination of classical and religious motifs.

But like all churches, this one served a higher purpose than the critics. It was created to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington gave architect John Nash responsibility for redeveloping the Regent Street area, and All Souls Church is his doing.

Quick Facts
Notes
    > 1822 - Construction begins.
    > December, 1823 - Construction is completed.
    > November, 1824 - The church opens.
    > 1940 - The church is severely damaged by an explosion.
    > 1951 - The congregation moves back into the now repaired church.
Did You Know?
    > The services of this church were broadcast on the BBC from 1951 to 1994.
Look For
    > A bust of the church's architect, John Nash, in the portico.
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There are five comments.

  I listen to 2-3 sermons each evening via my MP3 and I really value the spirit filled teaching from All Souls. Praise God for your ministry.

Hannah Showler - Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 @ 9:43pm  

  When we are in London on a Sunday, we enjoy services at All Souls. It is exactly what I expect of an Episcopal/Anglican church and service - never disappointed. We are looking forward to attend again this year when in London over the Christmas holidays.

Dani deH. Sacks - Sunday, May 31st, 2009 @ 2:44am  

  When I have been to London,I have tried to get an oppourtunity to attend a service at your church. It has been a very good experience, and I have felt that The Holy Spirit has been moving.

Tor valle - Monday, January 16th, 2006 @ 2:52pm  

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