At either end of the petite but perfectly formed Fournier Street in London’s Spitalfields are two amazing churches.
Christ Church, at the southern end was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor (assistant to Sir Christopher Wren of St Paul’s fame) and is one of the best examples of English Baroque architecture. It is bright and white and welcoming despite its gravitas and I can think of no better place to stop and give thanks.
The other, in Brick Lane began life as a Huguenot chapel, has been both a Methodist and Protestant church, a synagogue and is today a mosque.
Now, I’m not religious and am uncertain what the French Huguenots would have made of the modern day minaret that even changes colour but I am thankful I live in a country that embraces this diversity of beliefs.