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"Saint Alfege?s Church" St. Alfege Church Tip by irisbe

St. Alfege Church, Greenwich: 4 reviews and 13 photos

  Saint Alfege’s Church
by irisbe

The Saint Alfege’s Church is named after Archbishop of Canterbury, captures by Danes in 1012.
Because he refused to pay ransom, he got executed in Greenwich.

In the 12th Century, in his honour a church was erected at the supposed location of his death.
In 1710 however, the churched was almost completely destroyed by a storm.
A new church was built in 1714. The architect was Nicholas Hawksmoor.
In 1953 it needed another restoration due to the suffered damage of the war.

General James Wolfe, the hero of Quebec, is buried under this church.
His statue also figures at the Greenwich park.
Thomas Tallis, royal organist, has found his last resting place here as well

Church can be visited from 10 am till 4 pm, except on Sundays.

Address: Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ
Directions: Nearest DLR - Cutty Sark
Phone: +00 44 (0)20 8853 0687

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  • Written Sep 12, 2004
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