ST GEORGE'S GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
ALIE STREET, WHITECHAPEL

 

 

chris baltzer 2009.
 

 

Alie Street, just south of Whitechapel High Street and right in the heart of East End sugar refining, was where St George's German Lutheran Church was built in 1762/3 by the wealthy sugarbaker Dederich Beckmann. Surrounded by Germans, both living and working in the area, it became the place of worship of many sugarbakers, rich and poor alike. It was the ideal location for such an important support service for the German community.

Careful restoration was completed in 2004 and it is now open to the public for specific events throughout the year.

 

 

 

all images chris baltzer 2009.
 

 

 

I am grateful to Chris Baltzer for the images on this page, and I hope they will encourage more visitors to the church, and to the area where many of our sugarbaking ancestors lived, worked and worshiped.

For detailed history of the church, these links may be helpful ...
Historic Chapels Trust
German Churches ~ German Sugar Refiners ... this is part of the excellent St George-in-the-East Church website that contains the past and present histories of a number of East End churches and communities.
Heritage Link

 

 

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