"the bells ringing at Christ Church"
Christ Church, Spitalfields
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Christ Church is an Anglican church in Spitalfields. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and built between 1714 and 1729, it was one of the first (and only twelve) churches built by the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches, an effort to establish religious buildings for the growing new settlements in London. Spitalfields was then populated largely with Huguenot silk weavers who were not Church of England, so the church was in part a show of authority by the Anglican Church. Christ Church became nearly derelict around the mid-twentieth century but is undergoing serious restoration to return it to its pre-1850 condition.