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10 July 2011

See the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

As your author climbed Crooms Hill in Greenwich last Saturday, he was struck by the beauty of the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea at sunset. Granted it was a beautiful day, but there was something special about it.

Originally built in 1793 and rebuilt in 1851 by W.W. Wardell, the church was designed for the Catholic seamen who were based at the Royal Hospital down the hill, attracting a mixed congregation dominated by those born in Ireland but also including sailors from Portugal, Brazil and India. Inside, the church boasts designs by A.N. Pugin.

To read the information above again, visit http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/LeisureCulture/Churches/ChurchLadyStarSea.htm, from where it came.


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  2. It is indeed a gorgeous church - and had the biggest fall of snow last December the vicar had ever known for the wedding of Louise + Charlie. You can see some of their wedding photos at: