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Faith in the City of London

With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith
The mention of faith in the city of London first conjures images of ceremonies in St. Paul’s Cathedral, but there are more than forty other Anglican churches, as well as Jewish, Dutch, Catholic, and Welsh places of worship squeezed in between the Square Mile’s towers of commerce. Intrigued by this incongruity, acclaimed London photographer Niki Gorick has gained unique access to capture the day-to-day workings of these ancient buildings. In her exploration, she discovered a vibrant, diverse spiritual life stretching out into many faiths.

This is a book about London and Londoners from a previously unexplored angle, revealing a rich mix of characters, traditions, and human-interest stories. From weddings, communions, evangelical studies, and carol services to Knights Templar investitures, fish displays, Afghan music, and vicars wielding knives, the photographs show an extraordinary range of spiritual goings-on and charismatic personalities. For the first time, readers get to glimpse a side of London’s Square Mile not dominated by money-making, where city workers try to connect to life’s deeper meanings and where religious traditions and questions of faith are still very much alive.

With stunning images and an introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith, Faith in the City of London dispels many preconceptions about the capital and captures the true character of its inhabitants.

160 pages | 100 color plates, 20 halftones | 10 1/4 x 8 3/4

Art: Photography

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"Valuable not just for the excellence of [Gorick's] imagery and the interest of the events recorded, but as a challenge to the way in which the Church communicates with the wider world through the media. If the true breadth of its life and engagement were to be shared as Gorick has done for the City of London, then counteracting the common view of the Church, providing reminders that faith is an important part of life, and encouraging people to push open church doors and explore our spiritual nuances might all be seen and valued."

Church Times

"The photographs in Gorick's book [are] especially illuminating because of the unexpected and surprising endeavours they present. They prove how religion in the Square Mile is very much interwoven with contemporary culture and social change. The well-articulated captions accompanying the images are refreshingly free from jargon and convoluted phrasing."

Artistic Miscellany

"I am delighted that this book reveals and celebrates the city of London’s very active and diverse spiritual life. It is an unheralded side to London’s financial center that deserves to be better known and appreciated."

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell

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