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Remembering William Butterfield – 7 September

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of William Butterfield's birth.

William Butterfield (1814-1900), one of the greatest church architects of the 19th century, or indeed any century – was born 200 years ago on 7 September. He lies buried in Tottenham Cemetery adjacent to All Hallows’ church which he restored.

The church is celebrating the anniversary with a short service at 3.00pm which will include a short presentation about the great man by Geoff Brandwood, a former chairman of the Victorian Society. There will then be a short procession to the grave which is being restored by the Ecclesiological Society with the weathered inscription being re-engraved: this will be followed by light refreshments.

Then at 6.00pm there will be a special commemorative choral evensong and benediction at All Saints, Margaret Street, Butterfield’s pioneering masterpiece in the West End (pictured here). This will feature the All Saints’ choir singing together with the choir from Keble College, Oxford, another of Butterfield’s greatest works.

All are welcome to attend either or both of these events.

Thursday 14 August, 2014

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