St Peter Cornhill, City of London

Type: Grade I Listed Church

Project: Restoration and Reordering

Client: Parochial Church Council of St Peter

Status: Concept Design

The present church was built in 1677-84 and is among the finest and most intact examples of the celebrated group of churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Historic, architectural and artistic interest are richly combined in a site of high significance. The church is hemmed in by other historic buildings, a positive aspect of its setting that recalls the character of medieval London.


As the church was never bombed, much of this fabric is authentic. The church retains an outstanding collection of Wren-period fittings, including a rare chancel screen. The Victorian reordering of the Nave in the 1870’s altered the building considerably and other changes in the 20th century further detract from the Wren original. 

Central to the project is the proposal to sensitively restore and reinstate much of the original character of Wren’s design. This process will not only benefit the standing of the Grade 1 Listed building but also achieve many of the key requirements to overcome the challenges to the delivery of the PCC's ministry activities.

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