St John the Baptist

St johns hoxtonCompleted in 1826, St John’s is the only church built to the design of Francis Edwards, one of Sir John Soane’s foremost pupils. A Georgian building in the Classical style, the church is a large example of a Commissioners’ church. The church’s d├ęcor is notable.

To give opportunities to the “local poor”, the first vicar founded what became London’s largest savings bank and St John’s National Schools which still thrive.

One of the 18th-century residents of Hoxton Square, the Revd John Newton, composed the popular hymn “Amazing Grace”.

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St John the Baptist

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