Letter: Threat to close City churches is a sacrilege

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Sir: In response to news that the Church authorities are planning to rationalise a number of the City's churches, I feel I must defend one church so threatened. St Stephen Walbrook as a Wren church is without parallel in its simplicity and lightness. Aside from its architectural value, it can justify its upkeep not only as the Lord Mayor's church but also as a much valued tourist attraction. A well kept, well loved church, it should not be given up. The church commissioners should pay heed to their duty to the public and the nation.

Yours sincerely


West Horndon, Essex