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13 February 2010

Visit St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe

There has been a church on the site of St Mary's, Rotherhithe for around 1,000 years and the current building was created in 1716 to replace the 12th century building which stood on the site.

Designed by John James, an associate of Sir Christopher Wren, it has associations with the maritime history of Britain, and also the 'Mayflower', the boat on which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America, which departed from nearby. It also has links to the South Pacific as Prince Lee Boo of Pelau, a Pacific Island prince who arrived in 1784 and is buried in the churchyard.

The history of the place is fascinating and there is too much detail to recall here, so for more information, see http://www.stmaryrotherhithe.org/

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