St Margaret Moyses - The Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks

St Margaret Moyses

• St Margaret Moses was a parish church built at the south end of Friday Street in the Bread Street Ward of the City of London. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and not rebuilt.

• This church was founded by Robert Fitzwalter who gave its patronage to the Priory of St. Faith, in Horsham, Norfolk in 1105. It later became the property of the crown.

• The parish's name is thought to come from an early benefactor or builder named Moyses.

• John Rogers, the first protestant martyr to suffer under Mary Tudor was the Rector in 1550.

• After the fire the parish was united to that of St Mildred, Bread Street.

• A paten dish belonging to the church and inscribed with the date 1631 is in the Museum of London.

• It is one of the few churches for which little evidence of its existence can be found.


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