ITV newscaster Julie Etchingham has called St Etheldreda’s Church in Ely Place as a haven of peace, “like a screeching hand-brake turn in your day”.
The church features in Beyond Sight, a new initiative to make London landmarks more accessible to blind and partially-sighted people.
“A stunning setting for a living place of worship, packed with historical significance,” is Julie’s description. “Kings, queens, bishops as well as Shakespeare and Dickens, all knew, visited and wrote about the original vast Ely Place, with its palace and church.”
She discovered the church when looking for an Ash Wednesday Mass. This is a good short guide with new facts and a description of the building as a living church.