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The Friends of the City Churches offer a variety of gifts inspired by the historic churches of the ancient City of London, including unique silk ties, bone china mug, canvas tote bag, trays, FCC badge and cards, as well as our own comprehensive guides and other selected publications.

Merchandise orders are currently being fulfilled by volunteers, working from home; we thank you for your support and consideration as some orders may thus take slightly longer than usual to fulfil.

To order by post, please download a printable order form (PDF) and post to: FCC Merchandise, St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BA.

To order by phone or e-mail, please contact us via contact_us@london-city-churches.org.uk or 020 7626 1555 (+44 20 7626 1555 from outside the UK). While our office is closed, calls and messages are being diverted but will be answered as soon as possible.


Silk Ties

High-quality, lined silk ties in a choice of colours, with profiles of City of London churches including St Andrew Holborn, St Benet Paul’s Wharf (St Benet Welsh Church), St Lawrence Jewry, St Magnus the Martyr, St Martin Ludgate, St Nicholas Cole Abbey and St Stephen Walbrook.

£20 each, postage & packing £1.50

Four colours of Friends silk ties


Umbrellas

Both umbrellas illustrate the painted dome of St Mary Abchurch by William Snow c1708. The image covers the outside of the small, collapsible, telescopic umbrella, and the inside of the long crook-handled walking umbrella, which has a rugged black exterior.

Telescopic umbrella, manual opening, £15, postage & packing £3
Crook-handled walking umbrella, automatic opening, £30, collection only

FCC church umbrellas


Enamel lapel badge

Friends lapel badge  Enamel lapel badge with the west face of St Magnus the Martyr, £2.00 inc. p&p


BOOKS

FCC Visitors Guide
The Visitor's Guide to the CIty of London Churches
Tony Tucker, £10 paperback, postage & packing £1.50

This authoritative pocket guide describes the 40 historic Anglican churches still flourishing within the ancient City of London, as well as seven of other denominations, and seven towers and two ruins which mark churches lost to wartime bombing and urban redevelopment. This invaluable guide includes a brief historical overview, a map and foreword by Sir Simon Jenkins. The uniform layout describes each of the principal churches in a two-page spread, with key points on the architecture, interior and history of each. With meticulous research by City Guide Tony Tucker, this updated third edition is the most reliable handbook available on the City churches, packed with information and illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout.

FCC Sword Rests

Sword Rests of the City
Tony Tucker, £10 paperback, postage & packing £1.50

Sword rests are a unique symbol of wealth and power found in 26 historic churches within the City of London, where they are designed to hold the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial sword prominently in view during official visits. Altogether, 58 survive in London churches, livery company halls and museums, far more than the rest of the country put together. City Guide Tony Tucker has researched and photographed every one, building on the work of the late Clifford Bamfield. This 64-page guide, richly illustrated with full-page colour photographs, describes each of the London sword rests and identifies the institutions and individuals whose arms form the principal decoration of each unique piece.

The 100 Best Stained Glass Sites in London
Caroline Swash, Malvern Arts Press, 2016
£20 paperback, collection only

With detailed descriptions and full-colour illustrations, this informative guide looks at stained glass in London from the middle ages to the present day, with particular focus on the work of the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as 68 places of worship from medieval churches to a Sikh temple, this 260-page survey covers museums, shops, institutions, and such unexpected sites as a day centre and an underground station.

14 Stained Glass Walks in London by Caroline Swash
14 Stained Glass Walks in London
Caroline Swash, £5 paperback, postage & packing £1.50

This 220-page guide, with black-and-white illustrations, covers the ancient core and modern suburbs of London in 14 themed walks 'connecting the windows where the most interesting glass can be seen'. The walks, devised by Caroline Swash and mapped by Ginger Ferrell (both stained glass artists in their own right), offer a new perspective on familiar London routes as well as an informed introduction to the art of stained glass, ancient and modern.

MERCHANDISE

Friends mug

Bone china mug, £6.50, postage & packing £3

Elegant 10 oz. (310 ml) white 'Balmoral' bone china mug with full colour frieze of the City of London churches in the Friends' logo, featuring St Lawrence Jewry, St Martin Ludgate, St Andrew Holborn, St Edmund King and Martyr, St Magnus the Martyr, St Benet Paul’s Wharf ( Welsh Church), St Nicholas Cole Abbey, St Mary-le-Bow, St Stephen Walbrook, St James Garlickhythe and St Vedast alias Foster.


Melamine trays
£10, postage & packing £3

11" x 5.5" (28cm x 14 cm) including elegantly curved raised edge, with a choice of white border or edge-to-edge printing.

City of London Churches is reproduced with the kind permission of the artist, Cliff Topping, and Ian Henderson, who commissioned the original painting.

FCC melamine trays

FCC melamine tray


Large cotton tote bag
£5 (members)
£6 (non-members)
postage & packing £3

Capacious medium-weight machine-washable cotton shopper or tote bag with long handles and side gusset, with a frieze of City of London churches and the tower of St Mary Aldermary in profile on one side.

16" x 12" x 4" (40 x 30 x 10cm) excluding straps

FCC tote bag

Wooden graphite (lead) pencils with FCC church frieze, two for £1 (colour may vary)

FCC lead pencil


CHRISTMAS CARDS

Message inside: "Best wishes for a happy Christmas
and a prosperous, healthy new year"

Christmas card bundle:
15 cards (5 of each design),
with envelopes : £12
free postage & packing

Christmas bundle 2020

Nativity scene

Stained glass window by Lavers & Barraud (1886), from a series depicting the life of Christ, in St Botolph Aldersgate. Photo by Vanessa Morris.

Pack of 10: £5
Pack of 5: £3
postage & packing £1
includes envelopes

Nativity scene

St Nicholas

Banner depicting St Nicholas, with the legendary three bags of gold, in St Mary Woolnoth. The parish of the lost church of St Nicholas Acons, destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, is now united with that of St Mary Woolnoth. Photo by Tony Tucker

Pack of 10: £5
Pack of 5: £3
postage & packing £1
includes envelopes

St Nicholas banner

Snowy churchyard

Garden on the site of St Mary Aldermanbury, the bomb-damaged Wren church now reconstructed in Fulton, Missouri. Photo Adrian Bernard.

Pack of 10: £5
Pack of 5: £3
postage & packing £1
includes envelopes

Snowy churchyard

BLANK GREETING CARDS

 

City of London Churches

Panorama of City churces by Cliff Topping, reproduced with kind permission of the artist and Ian Henderson, who commissioned the original painting.

Pack of 10: £5
Pack of 5: £3
postage & packing £1
includes envelopes

FCC card Topping

St Mary Abchurch Interior

The Wren church of St Mary Abchurch (1681-86), with William Snow's painted dome c1708, reredos with carving by Grinling Gibbons, and the monument of Lord Mayor Sir Patience Ward (d1696).

Pack of 10: £5
Pack of 5: £3
postage & packing £1
includes envelopes

FCC SMAb dome

Merchandise orders are currently being fulfilled by volunteers' working from home; we thank you for your support and consideration as some orders may thus take slightly longer than usual to fulfil.

To order by post, please download a printable order form (PDF) and post to: FCC Merchandise, St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BA.

To order by phone or e-mail, please contact us via contact_us@london-city-churches.org.uk or 020 7626 1555 (+44 20 7626 1555 from outside the UK). While our office is closed, calls and messages are being diverted but will be answered as soon as possible.

Blue FCC tie detail
blue tie detail