St Audoen within Newgate

St. Audoen's Church (within Newgate) (alternatively known as St. Ewen's, St. Ewan's or St. Ewin's) was a mediaeval parish church in the City of London[1] situated on the north-east corner of Newgate Street and Eldeness Lane (now Warwick Lane). It was first mentioned as Parochia sancti Audoeni in around 1220.[2] Named in honour of Audoen or Ouen, the seventh century Bishop of Rouen, it was anciently called Sti Audoeni juxta fratres minores London (infra Newgate).[3] Like its sister church in Dublin, it is believed that this was home to a religious guild of St. Anne.[3]

St Audoen
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CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationChurch of England

In 1546, Henry VIII gave the church, along with St Nicholas Shambles and the dissolved Christ Church priory to the City corporation. A new parish was created for Christ Church, out of those of St Audoen and St Nicholas, and part of that of St Sepulchre.[4] St Audoen's Church was demolished in around 1583.[1]


  1. ^ a b "St Audoen alias St Ewin parish". AIM25. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. ^ Henry A Harben (1918). "Artirce, The King's - Audoen (St.)". A Dictionary of London. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b Strype, John (1720). A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (I ed.). iii. p. 193. ISBN 0-9542608-9-9. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  4. ^ Godwin, George; John Britton (1839). "Christ Church, Newgate Street". The Churches of London: A History and Description of the Ecclesiastical Edifices of the Metropolis. London: C. Tilt. Retrieved 28 April 2012.

Coordinates: 51°30′57″N 0°6′2″W / 51.51583°N 0.10056°W / 51.51583; -0.10056