The “Lion Sermon” (a tradition dating back to 1643)

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The “Lion Sermon” is given at the church of St Katharine Cree on the  Thursday nearest to this day each year, and  has been since 1643, in remembrance of the Merchant Adventurer (of the Levant Company) and later Lord Mayor of London Sir John Gayer being spared by a lion in Syria on October 16th of that year (*).

The church is visited, although generally not entered, on our “London Wall” and “Aldgate, Bishopsgate and beyond” standard walks, and on our “Medieval”,  “Tudor and Stuart” and “Lost City Highlights” themed specials.

Further details of all our walks are available in the Our Guided Walks section of this web-site.

Bookings may be made through the “Contact/Booking” section of the web-site, or by e-mail (lostcityoflondon@sky.com).

(*) For more on the church, see the September 30th posting.

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