City Temple: In the City but not 'of' the City. This is a non-conformist church with a poly-cultural congregation and behind the Victorian facade is a post-war building full of surprises.
This is said to be the most perfectly proportioned building in the world. It is also where Samaritans began its life and where you can sing to your hearts content every week.
St Katharine Cree was built to keep the riff raff out of the nearby Priory. It pre-dates the Great Fire of London. Every year a sermon is preached from here entitled 'In the Lion's Den'. And most movingly, it is the church where people who have a connection to the sinking of the Lancastria (1940) remember this tragedy. All of this, and more, is shared in this podcast - the 30th in the series.
Hidden in plain sight, this floating chapel is a lovely space. Listen to Dawn Heatwole share some unusual stories about the Salvation Army and its founder William and Catherine Booth in this podcast.
In the middle of the brutalist Barbican stands the medieval church of St Giles Cripplegate with some prominent and some touchingly simple memorials to many famous men, and one intriguing woman.
The smallest and least obvious of all City of London churches, St Clement Eastcheap is the church that features in the nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons'. Today it's an office!
Fish, coffee and smudgy windows all appear in this beautifully restored Christopher Wren church which is also very well attended by the young city workforce.
No other City of London church is as surprising as this one. Its bleak and foreboding exterior betrays its crisp classical and bright interior.
This church has the great combination of music and death! And who was St Sepulchre?
St Mary Aldermary is one of the few 17th century gothic churches you'll find in the City of London. At lunch you'll hear the hum of local workers enjoying their break but at the start and end of the day the relaxed breath of a meditation group.
St Vedast Alias Foster has a secret garden containing an ancient Syrian rock familiar to Agatha Christie, a Roman pavement and a memorial to a Russian soldier who is described thus: "This was a man".
Start your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela here, but before you leave don't forget to listen to the church's famous bells and look for the mummified corpse hiding in the tower.
Prominently placed on Guildhall Yard, this grand church has strong links with the City of London Corporation and the livery companies. Step inside for ceremonies, symbols and sensational stained glass windows.
Just outside the eastern gate of the City of London, the welcoming church of St Botolph without Aldgate hides London's oldest organ. Hear it played and enjoy its Georgian surroundings.
St Michael Cornhill looks like like all the other 18th century City churches on the outside, but walk inside to find a church full of Victorian gothic details.
Bread shelves, pendulum-like chandelier from the West Indies, palindromes and a creepy crypt. What more could reside a City church?