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St Alfege Church

Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ, England
+44 20 8853 0687
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Lots of history and well worth a quick visit

According to the church website: ” The church is built on the site where St Alfege was killed by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew081
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St Albans, United Kingdom
General Wolfe's local.

This is one of the gems of Greenwich which deserves far more visits and recognition than it... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Peter B
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to the church website: ” The church is built on the site where St Alfege was killed by the Danes in 1012 AD. St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, was taken hostage by the Danes after they burnt down his cathedral during a raid on...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the gems of Greenwich which deserves far more visits and recognition than it actually gets.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I do like visiting churches and this one is very pleasant. Situated in the heart of Greenwich with a great history. Lots of connection to General Wolfe.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Located on the heart of Greenwich, St Alfege’s is a squat, sturdy building. All straight lines and thick walls, typical Hawksmoor. The outside walls shows the impact of air pollution, inside it is dark because of the lack of large windows. The 1st thing I...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A old church with a lovely clean face towards the high street. Established churchyard to side. Inside there is some lovely woodwork.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Had a tour of the crypt earlier in year, it was very interesting and everybody at the church was so welcoming and friendly. Then went to an evening opera concert which was wonderful, we couldn't believe it wasn't better attended. There is modern stained glass...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went on a tour of the crypt as part of Open House London and all of us are glad that we did. Such a lot of history in such a small space. The guides were very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Their stories really made...More

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The church is built on the site where St Alfege, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was martyred by the Danes in 1012 after being taken to Greenwich as a hostage. The present church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren, and completed...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This imposing church is a gem with many interesting depictions of people with Greenwich connections in the post war stained glass, from Henry VIII to General Gordon. An imposing chandelier.hangs in the nave. It is well worth strolling round using the free guide so you...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The church is close to the Cutty Sark & all the bustle of Greenwich Market. Our visit was prompted by signs for a concert by the Thomas Tallis Society Choir. The concert was made up of works by composers with Greenwich connections, including Henry VIII,...More

Thank Sam S
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