Alcohol - Ancient - Animal - Architecture - Art - Aviation - Boxing - Celebrity - Charity - Children - Church - Cinema - Comedy - Crime - Dance - Death - Disaster - Drugs - Fashion - Food - Gambling - Ghost - Grave - Health - Historical - Industry - Justice - LGBT - Literary - Look Up - Medical - Military - Motoring - Murder - Museum - Music - Nature - Naval - Paranormal - Pioneer - Poetry - Police - Politics - Pub - Public Amenities - Quirky - Religion - Retail - Ripper - River - Royalty - Science - Sculpture - Sex - Signs - Society - Sport - Subterranean - Technology - Theatre - Train - Transport - Tube - TV - Weather -

Contact Us

IN THE NEWS

Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

31st March 2016 Comedian Ronnie Corbett passed away in Shirley, London.

31st March 1990 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws

31st March 1978 Wings release London Town album

31st March 1967 Jimi Hendrix first burns a guitar on stage at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park.go to related location

31st March 1924 London public transport strike ends

St James's Roman Catholic Church



St James's Roman Catholic Church

Catholic church known for its ornate Lady Chapel.

Location: Spanish Place, 22 George Street, W1U 3QY

Description: St James' Church is a large English gothic Roman Catholic church with a curious historical connection with Spanish Place, the road opposite the current church.

Shortly after the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1791 was repealed, a Joseph Bonomi designed chapel was built here on the corner of Spanish Place and Charles Street (now George Street). The project was championed by the Spanish ambassador Thomas Hussey, then a chaplain at the embassy.

In 1827 the official Spanish connection with the chapel ceased and it was handed over to the London Vicariate. To see an example of its Spanish heritage check out Alfonso XIII's personal standard - above the sacristy door.

A requiem mass was held here for the King of Portugal Carlos I on 15th February 1908, and was attended by Edward VII and Queen Alexandra - the first Catholic mass attended by a British monarch since James II.

An unofficial association with the Embassy of Spain continues to this day.

The church is grade II* listed with Historic England.


Themes: ChurchChurch Theme

Ranking This Month: 42/2823

Pages Hit This Month: 217


Credits: http://www.sjrcc.org.uk/

St James's Roman Catholic Church

Catholic church known for its ornate Lady Chapel.


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

St John's Wood Church», 1.0km

Religious Phrase With A Twist», 1.6km

Notre Dame de France», 1.0km

London's smallest church», 2.1km

St Mary's Church», 4.4km

Westminster Abbey», 1.6km

The Last Hanged Forger», 13.km

St. Pancras New Church», 1.1km

St Patrick's Church and Tunnels», 0.9km

Oldest Church in London?», 2.9km