West Wickham, St Mary of Nazareth, West Wickham

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Built: 1954
Architect: C W Fowler
Listing: not listed

The development of West Wickham between the two World Wars necessitated the formation of two new parishes - St Mary of Nazareth and St Francis of Assisi. The parish of St Mary's began as a conventional district in 1933, made up of parts of three neighbouring parishes. A dual purpose church
hall was built in 1934 to the design of Martin Travers Twenty years later a church was built on to the church hall, with a vestibule in between with folding doors, enabling all three parts to be merged in one for special occasions, giving a total accommodation of 600. A chapel, dedicated to the Annunciation, and vestries built over the vestibule were dedicated in 1962.

The interior of the church is boat-shaped, with light-coloured bricks. The nave has a single span roof, lancet windows and oak pews and furniture. A memorial window lists the names of fourteen parishioners who died in the Second World War. The chapel has plain white walls, a blue altar frontal and a gold dossal behind the altar. Also in the chapel are two old side panels from the original sanctuary, carved in blue and gold.

A new organ was installed in 1977.

The vicarage, adjacent to the church, was opened and blessed in 1936. The buildings thus form an homogenous whole.

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8.00 am Holy Communion
On the last Sunday in the month, each Church will alternately host a joint Holy Communion Service at 10am. The 8.00a.m. Holy Communion Service will be held at the Church not hosting the joint Service.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
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9.15 am Holy Communion
On the 3rd Sunday of every month there is a Morning Praise service.
Every Sunday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
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Sunday School
Sunday School meets each Sunday at 9.15a.m. except the 3rd Sunday which is a special Family orientated Service.
Every Sunday at 9:15 AM
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 881
Built: 1954
Architect: C W Fowler
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: CROYDON (375)
Deanery: CROYDON ADDINGTON (37501)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary of Nazareth West Wickham (370377 37/377)
CofE Church Info: (637377 37/377)
Short URL: acny.uk/881/
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The current editor is: Gifty Nortey

This page was last updated on Tuesday 20th January 2015
West Wickham, St Mary of Nazareth : The Avenue, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0DX

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