St Stephen’s Church Walbrook

Light Perceptions

Built: 1672-79 by Sir Christopher Wren
Listed: Grade I
Simon Jenkins: ★★★★
Project Type: Interior Relighting and Rewiring Project + illuminated entrance handrail
Project cost: circa £223,000 ex VAT and fees
Completed: March 2009
Case Study No: 3146

St Stephen Walbrook is undoubtedly one of Wren’s finest City Churches. Its dome, the first of its type in England, is generally understood to be the prototype for St Paul’s Cathedral.

St Stephen’s was re-ordered in the 1980’s and includes the controversial Henry Moore Altar commissioned by Lord Palumbo which stands unusually at the centre of the church.

Light Perceptions designed four new Flemish pendants, replacing smaller fittings – also commissioned by Lord Palumbo. Sophisticated spotlight provides light for numerous events and filming of services for The Internet Church which is based here.

Posted On: May 16, 2014