French Protestant Church

Photo:The French Protestant Church, Soho Square

The French Protestant Church, Soho Square

Photo:Carved relief above doorway of the French Protestant Church, Soho Square. This stone relief was erected at the church in 1950, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the opening of the first French Protestant Church in Threadneedle Street in 1550. It shows the Huguenots leaving France, arriving at Dover and receiving a charter from King Edward VI granting them asylum.

Carved relief above doorway of the French Protestant Church, Soho Square. This stone relief was erected at the church in 1950, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the opening of the first French Protestant Church in Threadneedle Street in 1550. It shows the Huguenots leaving France, arriving at Dover and receiving a charter from King Edward VI granting them asylum.

By Tim Devitt

This church, which was specifically built to serve the needs of the French Protestant community in London , was designed by Aston Webb (1849-1930) and was constructed between 1891 and 1893. It was the successor to the French church in Threadneedle Street in the City of London , which had been established in 1550 for the first Huguenot refugees from France .

This page was added by Tim Devitt on 30/03/2010.

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