All Saints, Margaret Street, London, Westminster, ****

“All Saints is architecturally England’s most celebrated Victorian church…a church basted on the Anglo-Catholic maxims of the Tractarian Oxford Movement. The chosen architecture was 13th-century Goth, a distinct but visible chancel, an upward progression to the altar, profuse decoration and structural colour. A church, said Beresford-Hope, should have room for processions, candles, chanting and the veneration of saints: a means ‘whereby many arts were made subservient to one great end, and the greatness of the ned demanded the employment of the highest art.’”

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