A fascinating free tour by Islington Guided Walks of this iconic landmark on Upper Street will give you insight into its role as parish church to Islington. St Mary’s has an ancient history, dating back 1000 years. Discover the links with Philip Quaque, the first black African priest, and Tudor benefactor Richard Cloudesley. Former Archbishops of Canterbury Donald Coggan and George Carey served here, With an impressive architectural heritage, including a portico by Sir Reginald Blomfield, learn how the destruction left by World War Two led to an imaginative restoration and the survival of the 18th century bell tower.
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