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City of London Churches and the Blitz

In this episode, which reflects on resilience and the City Churches during the Blitz, we hear from George Bush from St Mary le Bow, Arani Sen of St Olave's Hart Street and Laura Jorgensen talks about her predecessor at St Botolph without Aldgate who moved into the church during the Blitz to save the building from incendiary devices.

Beating the Bounds

On Ascension Day, the Thursday forty days after Easter, many churches 'Beat the Bounds'.

In this ancient ceremony, clergy, young people, dignitaries and local people process around the boundaries of their parishes. In this episode we hear from three clergy in the City of London, Laura Jorgensen, Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate, Katherine Hedderly, Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower and Roger Hall, Chaplain to the Tower of London, about the origins and meaning of the ceremony.