Bow Church celebration
The tower at Bow Church in the middle of the A11 motorway has been shrouded in scaffolding for six months while it has been completely repaired and cleaned, and the clock and the gold cross restored. There will be a celebration of the restoration on Saturday 14thJuly between 2.30 and 6pm.
All are warmly welcome, please come and see how the 15thCentury stonework will look pristine and gleaming. There will be lots of information available about the history of the tower and what has been done to the stonework and to the clock.
There has been a church at Bow in East London for over 700 years, and although it has various restoration works parts of its current buildings date back to the 1490s. Over the years the church has played a part in some major historical events, from Catholic executions ordered by Mary I through to bomb damage in the Second World War.
The church is still very much in use today as a place of worship and with other faith groups it runs a busy foodbank on Monday mornings. It is a Grade II listed building.