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2 December 2009

Visit St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

Sat beside one of the most famous churches in the land, Westminster Abbey, is a smaller church with just as much history. Originally founded in the 11th century by the monks at the Abbey so that local people who in the area could have somewhere to worship separately, it has been rebuilt a few times, most recently in 1523, with restorations taking place in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

It is notable for its stained glass, as the final resting place of William Caxton, Britain's first printer, Sir Walter Raleigh and the poet John Milton, and also as the venue for the marriage of Samuel Pepys and Sir Winston Churchill (not to each other).

The church also plays host to various concerts. For more information on St Margaret's, visit http://www.westminster-abbey.org/st-margarets

^Picture courtesy of Swissdave^

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