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Stories from the long history of the churches of the City of London

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Stories from the long history of the churches of the City of London

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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City of London Churches

Latest release on Nov 20, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Celebrating Christmas with the City Churches

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In this episode Roger Hall, Chaplain at the Tower of London gives us a behind the scenes look at  Christmas at the Tower, and Marcus Walker, Rector of St Bartholomew the Great reflects on the cadences of Christmas services ancient and modern.

Nov 20 2020

17mins

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Rank #2: Vicars and Vestments - the Church and Fashion

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The Revd Katharine Rumens, Rector of St Giles Cripplegate in the Barbican reflects on fashion, female vicars and the fashion of the City, and the Revd Laura Jorgensen, Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate talks about the history and background of church vestments.

Oct 22 2020

17mins

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Rank #3: City of London Family Learning Festival 2020 - David Ison, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral.

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In this episode for the City of London Family Learning Festival 2020, The Very Revd David Ison, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, talks about family learning.

Oct 15 2020

13mins

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Rank #4: Baptised in the City: Mary Fillis and Samuel Crowther

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In this episode Laura Jorgensen, Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate explores the life of Mary Fillis, baptised at St Botolph's in 1597 and Arani Sen, Rector of St Olave's  Hart Street reflects on the life of the Right Revd Samuel Crowther.

Sep 28 2020

13mins

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Rank #5: The Great Outdoors

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Paul Kennedy of St Vedast Alias St Foster and St Mary Aldermary takes us on his morning run with his dog, and Sofia Ackland of All Hallows by the Tower talks about the extraordinary time a beach came to the Tower of London.

Jul 28 2020

24mins

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Rank #6: Saints and Poets

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In this episode Sophia Ackland from All Hallows by the Tower reflects on the life of St Ethelburga and the role of health and spiritual care in the seventh century and today.  Celeste, a member of the congregation at St Botolph without Aldgate talks about the enslaved African-American poet Phillis Wheatley, who was published at Aldgate.

Jul 27 2020

45mins

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Rank #7: Women at the fringes: the lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper

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In this podcast for Our City Together we're focusing on the women killed by 'the unnamed murderer' as we prefer to call the killer commonly known as Jack the Ripper.  Although these murders are linked with Whitechapel, the women did not come from Whitechapel and had full lives before their untimely ends.  Laura Jorgensen, Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate talks about Catherine Eddowes, killed in Mitre Square, and Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's Fleet Street, reflects on the life of Polly Nicholls who was born in her parish.  We also hear from Josephine Knowles from Door of Hope, a project of Beyond the Streets, a charity working with women involved in prostitution on the City fringe.

Jun 29 2020

28mins

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Rank #8: Churches, Churchyard and Open Spaces in the City of London

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This episode considers not just the architecture of the City Churches, but the spaces around them.  Laura Jorgensen, Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate hosts the podcast.  Laura Li, the Parish Administrator at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, talks about the origin of the curious name of the church, and its history,  Katherine Hedderly, Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower and Nick Motteshed from St Katherine Cree talk about churchyards and open spaces and Katharine Rumens the Vicar of St Giles Cripplegate reflects on life in the Barbican during lockdown.   

Jun 01 2020

21mins

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Rank #9: Resilience - the City Churches and the Blitz

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In this episode which reflects on resilience and the City Churches during the Blitz, we hear from George Bush from St Mary le Bow and Arani Sen of St Olave's Hart Street.  Laura Jorgensen talks about her predecessor at St Botolph without Aldgate who moved into the church during the Blitz to save the building from incendiary devices.

May 18 2020

19mins

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Rank #10: Beating the Bounds in the City of London

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On Ascension Day, the Thursday forty days after Easter, many churches 'Beat the Bounds'. An ancient ceremony, clergy, young people, dignitaries and local people process around the boundaries of their parishes.  In this episode we hear from three clergy in the City of London, Laura Jorgensen, Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate, Katherine Hedderly, Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower and Roger Hall, Chaplain to the Tower of London, about the origins and meaning of the ceremony.

May 14 2020

13mins

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