If you’ve ever visited Fleet Street in London, you would have noticed the beautiful spire on St Bride’s Church. This Grade 1 listed Anglican Church is one of Sir Christopher Wren’s City masterpieces. With it’s tiered spire (which inspired the tiered wedding cake!), it really is the ‘Cathedral of Fleet Street’.
Standing for over 300 years and host to many Weddings, the church is now in need of some much needed TLC. Over time the spire has deteriorated with damage to much of the stonework which is cause for concern. Without vital work – which is open to visitors seven days a week – could be forced to close.
An appeal has been launched, INSPIRE! aims to secure at least £2.5 million from the congregation, visitors and local businesses. The aim of INSPIRE! is to clean the stonework of the church, which hasn’t been cleaned for 40 years. As soon as the spire has been renovated, the aim is to restore the inside to its former glory and undertake much needed work to the interior.
We wanted to join Miss Joanna Lumley OBE, in supporting the INSPIRE! appeal.
[quote]How thrilling to think that every tiered wedding cake the world over was inspired by the steeple of St Bride’s church, Wren’s fragile masterpiece which stands like a spiral shell in the heart of London. How perfect it would be if every marriage remembered this link by offering a small donation to save the spire in its time of great need. – Joanna Lumley[/quote]
For more information on the INSPIRE! appeal, visit the website: www.stbrides.com/inspire