But St Bride's church, which was built in the 1680s, still remains at the centre of this community and claims to hold just as many services for journalists today - weddings, baptisms and memorium - as it did in years gone by, if not more.
The most poignant reminder of the church's relationship with the press is the journalists' altar which can be found in the church's north aisle. This is an area dedicated to those who have lost their lives in pursuit of bringing us the news.
On Wednesday 10 November the church is holding a special media remembrance service, "Truth at any cost" which will honour the memory by name of media workers killed in the war zones and conflicts of the 21st century.
The service will be attended by senior media figures as well as the relatives of some of those who have lost their lives.
See Journalism.co.uk's video report from St Bride's Church below.