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New Churches for A New Age St Mary-le-Bow Located in the centre of the City of London is a church called St Mary-le-Bow which has been offering prayer and worship for over a thousand years This church is one of the churches rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666 It was again destroyed in the Second World War and rebuilt for the worship of God The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Robert Lord Bishop of London in the presence of her majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother reconstructed it on The 11th of June 1964 With respect to the building itself the architecture furnishing and decoration play an important role in reflecting the religious principles priorities and atmosphere of its time One of the main features of the church is the great bell of Bow which has brought the fame of this church to every English child The ending of a medieval nursery rhyme called Oranges and Lemons makes reference to the Bow bell with its lyrics I do not know ways the Great Bell of Bow The tower and bells were destroyed in the Great Fire of London in September of 1666 Although the tower was designed for twelve bells the bellfounder Christopher Hodson only cast eight for Wrens new church in 1677 The tower now contains a new peal for twelve bells that were cast at the famous Whitechapel bellfoundry in 1956 The great bell is called Cuthbert As I heard while visiting the church the bells still ring every quarter and on the hour Sir Christopher Wren was put in charge of the rebuilding of the eighty churches which were so badly damaged from the fire that it was more economical to re-build them It was eventually decided to reinstate 51 of them To rebuild St
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