The medieval church of St Ethelburga's in Bishopsgate, one of the oldest buildings in the City, was orginally built in the 15th century. It was one of the few City churches to escape the Fire of London and also survived the Second World War unscathed. However, It was almost completely destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993. 10 years and 3 million pounds of fundraising later, it was rebuilt and opened as a centre for reconciliation and peace in 2002. Transforming this act of terror into a symbol of hope, with the intention to be a living example of the possibility for connectedness, relationship and peace in the world.