St Mary at Hill Harvest of the Sea Festival 2012
15 Oct 2012 | Don Macbeath
This ancient Wren Church in Billingsgate has been at the heart of the City's community for 1000 years. Its fascinating history is still developing, even after surviving the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the Blitz, and St Mary at Hill continues to hold offer a tranquil haven for busy City workers throughout the week. The Church is available to hire for catered events (after a visit to this beautiful church you will know exactly why). In fact the magnificent organ is reason enough to visit and over the next week or so there are free organ recitals over lunchtime where all are welcome to pop in and enjoy their sandwiches in splendid surroundings.
The Church is currently hosting their annual Harvest of the Sea Festival with an exhibition of life through the ages at Billingsgate Market, a wonderful display of sea inspired artworks and on Sunday, the Harvest of the Sea Service featured a wonderful still life of fish and seafood from Billingsgate.
Look at that Cod in the middle in the picture below! He is certainly not impressed!
Coming up as part of the festival is "Oranges, Coal and Fish. The hidden history of Billingsgate", a lecture is by Dr Cathy Ross, Director, Collections and Learning at Museum of London at 6pm on Wednesday 24th October.
Again, this event is open to all and free to attend.
Find out more about St Mary at Hill's upcoming events.
The address is:
St. Mary-at-Hill Church
St Mary at Hill