Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

6 - 9 Kinghorn St. (Open Map)
(75)

Description

Anglican church at West Smithfield

Founded as an Augustinian priory in 1123, the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great has the most significant Norman interior in London, which once formed the chancel of a much larger monastic church. Rahere, its founder, erected the church in gratitude after recovering from a fever.

This is why, today, the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great is famous for its healing powers. Every year, August 24th (St Bartholomew's Day), the Church gets packed with believers seeking a cure for various illnesses.