St Magnus Church is the historic church dedicated to St Magnus the Martyr, Earl of Orkney. He was executed on the Egilsay island following a power struggle with his cousin
St Magnus Church is the historic church dedicated to St Magnus the Martyr, earl of Orkney, who died on 16 April 1118. He was executed on the island of Egilsay following a power struggle with his cousin, a political rival. Magnus had a reputation for piety and gentleness and was canonised in 1135.
There is evidence to suggest that the original building was in place by 1128. Highly regarded 17th-century architect Sir Christopher Wren took charge of the rebuild of St Magnus The Martyr when it was a victim of Great London Fire.
Nowadays the church welcomes worshippers to Mass.
Nearest Tube: Monument (Circle Line; District Line)
Address: Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DN Tel. 020 7626 4481
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