I was back at All Hallows by the Tower three days later to photograph visitors exploring the space, Byward (their café and restaurant) and their Wednesday evening Taizé service. Here are a few of the photos…
The Crypt space at AHBTT is extraordinary – there are three small chapels underneath the streets that remind me of the ancient cave churches in south west Asia and Turkey. This space is just down some small stairs to the right of the church as you face the altar.
The photo shows the depths of history you can find in the City of London churches – AHBTT has seen the marriage of the USA’s sixth president John Quincy Adams, the baptism of William Penn and the burial of Archbishop William Laud. And I’ never heard about any of it until I got downstairs into the church’s crypt museum. There’s part of the old Roman street down there as well.
Many thanks to Revd Katherine Hedderly for inviting me to church to take these photos. Once again, you can find out more about the church at it’s website, www.ahbtt.org.uk. It’s a remarkable place to visit.
If you started on this page, click ‘older post’ below to see part one!