St. Vedast-alias-Foster

I don’t often have a chance to explore the City Churches, but was passing St. Vedast, Foster Lane en route to buy a sandwich.  It was originally built by Wren in the 1670s, with payments amounting to £1,853 15s 6d between July 1670 and October 1673.   The steeple was added during the 1690s, designed by Wren, but a revised draft by Edward Wilcox, a carpenter, was subsequently approved by the parish.   Bombed in the war, it was rebuilt by Stephen Dykes-Bower, with John Betjeman listed as a church warden:-

As one enters the church, there are two cherubs preserved from a tomb, one weeping:-

And at the back is the Fountain Courtyard:-


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