Visiting Smithfield Market at the weekend, I came across this wonderful church: the Priory Church  of St. Bartholomew, founded in AD 1123. as part of a monastery of Augustinian Canons. 
Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, brought to Jesus by Saint Philip. He is reputed to have brought Christianity to Armenia where tradition states that he was later flayed alive and crucified head down.
It is necessary to mention that, being such an ancient church, it is not as grandiose as it appears in these images, but it is rather an intimate, small and dark space. And as it is the intension, the windows above the altar give most of the light, expressing the idea that there is only the one and only light from Heaven. A sacred place inviting you to meditation and prayer...

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