St Stephen Walbrook

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St Stephen Walbrook information

London , England
39 Walbrook
+44 20 7626 9000
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10am-4pm Mon-Fri
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Just south of Mansion House, St Stephen Walbrook (1672) is considered to be the finest of Wren’s City churches and, as it was his first experiment with a dome, a forerunner to St Paul’s Cathedral. Some 16 pillars with Corinthian capitals rise up to support the dome; the modern travertine marble altar nicknamed 'the Camembert' is by sculptor Henry Moore.

The late rector Chad Varah founded the Samaritans here to befriend and assist the suicidal and desperate. The original 'hotline' telephone from 1953 is on display in a glass box inside.