Faith in the City of London

Niki Gorick

Faith in the City of London

Niki Gorick

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith
160 pages | 100 color plates, 20 halftones | 10 1/4 x 8 3/4
Cloth $37.95 ISBN: 9781912690732 Published September 2020 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
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.
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Artistic Miscellany
"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."
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell
"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."
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