This morning, Pentecost Sunday, I visited with my friend, the Reverend Matthew Duckett SCP, in his parish church in Friern Barnet N10.
This church was built in 1910 but it’s origins date back to 1181 when the first church with this name erected in what is now Old Broad St in the City of London.
Rebuilt in various forms, it escaped the great fire of London but closed in the late 1900s, to reopen in Friern Barnet in 1910 with some of the furnishings from the last Old Broad St church.
The magnificent East Window was designed by William Lawson and depicts the vision of St John the Divine from the book of Revelation 1.9-18.
It was an honour to concelebrate Eucharist in this beautiful church.