Churches

Follow the trail of churches featuring in the life of Charles Dickens.

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St. Dunstan-in-the-West This Fleet Street church was featured by Dickens in David Copperfield.
St. Georges Church, Southwark

The church has strong associations with Charles Dickens, whose father was imprisoned in the nearby Marshalsea prison.

St. James' Church, Cooling The churchyard of St James' Church inspired Charles Dickens to set the opening chapter of Great Expectations, where the hero Pip meets Magwitch.
St. Johns, Westminster Featured by Dickens in Our Mutual Friend.
St. Lukes Church, Chelsea Charles Dickens was married to Catherine Hogarth here in April 1836.
St. Mary-Le-Strand.

John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow, the parents of Charles Dickens, were married here in 1809.

St. Marylebone Parish Church
St. Olaves Church. Charles Dickens called the church St. Ghastly Grim because of skulls above the entrance gate.
Westminster Abbey Charles Dickens was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, June 1870.

 

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