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Situated majestically in the centre of Smith Square (Westminster, London), the St John’s, Smith Square church is one of the most noteworthy religious structures affiliated with the Church of England within the bounds of the capital city of the United Kingdom. Dedicated to St John the Evangelist and even firebombed in 1941, it still managed to stand the test of time and become a Grade I building in the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Designed and built by architect Thomas Archer, it is one of the twelve churches pertaining to the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches (also known as Queen Anne’s Churches). Adhering to the imposing standards of the English Baroque architectural style, it was originally completed in 1728.