Known as St Sepulchre without Newgate, this church is not too badly crowded out by its neighbours, unlike many of the churches in the City.
The present building was erected on the site of a Saxon church dedicated to St Edmund which became known as St Edmund and the Holy Sepulchre between the years 1103 and 1173, when it was in the care of the Augustinian Canons who were Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Later the name of the church became shortened to St Sepulchre.
The church was enlarged and rebuilt in 1450, the walls, tower and porch survive from that period. During the Great Fire of 1666 the building was badly damaged, and the interior was restored in 1670 and has been much altered since.
The ashes of Sir Henry Wood, founder of the famous Promenade Concerts held in the Royal Albert Hall are interred in the Musicians Chapel, which has many other memorials to famous musicians.
The church also contains the Regimental Chapel of the Royal Fusiliers.
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