St Magnus the Martyr ChurchApril 27 in the United Kingdom
St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge, is a Church of England church and parish within the City of London. The church, is located in Lower Thames Street near The Monument to the Great Fire of London.
Being so close to Pudding Lane, it is no surprise that the church was one of the first to be destroyed during the Great Fire Of London in 1666. Thomas Farriner’s bakery was less than 300 yards from the church so it didn’t take long to reach St Magnus. Farriner was a former churchwarden of St Magnus and was later buried in the church aisle in December 1670 – likely within a temporary structure for church services while it was being rebuilt. As with most churches in the City, architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) was tasked with rebuilding St Magnus The Martyr. Read more