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A forest of spires

Title
A forest of spires
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Music; Special
TX Date
25 May 1987
Year of production
1987
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Duration
00:52:56
Description
Documentary on the churches in the City of London. Covering the architecture (many built by Christopher Wren); relationship with big companies and their workers and the guilds; unusual traditional services and legends; and what the future holds. Presented by Lawrence Spicer. He tours some of the churches. Speaks to Lord Mayor Sir David Rowe-Ham; Rural Dean for the City, Malcolm Johnson; Chandlers Morgan, Rector of St Margarets Church, Loftbury; Victor Stock, Rector of St Mary-le-Bow; Michael Gillingham, architectural expert; Arthur Brown, rector of St Bartholomew the Great (and music from its choir heard).
Contributors
Lawrence Spicer; David Rowe-Ham; Chandlers Morgan; Victor Stock; Michael Gillingham; Arthur Brown; Malcolm Johnson
Keywords
London; Companies; History; Customs and traditions; Christianity; Future developments; Trade guilds; City of London; Lord Mayors; Guilds; Churches; Church architecture; Christopher Wren; Church services

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