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St Katherine Cree Church, London

Historical Description

St. Katherine Cree, or St. Katherine Creechurch, a parish in the City of London.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in conjunction with the London Metropolitan Archives, have digitised the registers for St Katherine Cree Church


The church of St Katharine Cree stands in Leadenhall Street on ground which was part of the graveyard of Holy Trinity Priory, was rebuilt in 1630 by Inigo Jones, with the exception of the tower, and very ritualistically opened by Laud, and contains an effigies of Sir M. Throgmorton and the grave of Holbein. It is celebrated for its annual "lion sermon," to commemorate the escape of Lord Mayor Gayer from a lion while he was travelling in Africa, and its annual "flower sermon."

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of London, 1568 is available to browse from the Heraldry page.