The surving tower of St Augustine Watling Street is dwarfed beneath the dome of St Pauls, the rest of the building was destroyed by the blitz during the second world war. Sadly it has been replaced by a monstrous 1970's office building which now abuts the tower.
St Augustine has one of Wren's most charming spires, rising to a narrow bulb, almost eastern looking.
In fact the spire is a fibreglass copy of the original design.
Although commonly known as St. Augustin's, this church was dedicated to St. Austin the Monk, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, about the Year 590, to convert the Saxons in England, then lying in "Pagan Darkness", and who was therefore called the English Apostle.
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