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On the site of the remains of the church of the Austin Friars, which had been used by Dutch protestants from 1550. The church was destroyed in WW2 and rebuilt as a church and offices in 1950-54 to the designs of Arthur Bailey. There are several windows by Dutch artist Max Nauta who designed the windows at St Andrew, Roxbourne.
Thanks to its “wedding cake” steeple one of the best known churches in the City. A Christopher Wren design,It dates from 1691-98, with the steeple added 1701-03. It was burnt out in 1941 and restored 1955-57 by Godfrey Allen. The crypt is also the home of an interesting museum about the city and the earlier history of the church.