Church of England Diocese of Southwark Catford (Southend) and Downham

About the church

Architect: Sir Charles Nicholson
Listing: grade C

Foundation Stone: Laid by Lord Forster on 17 July 1926

Consecrated :          By the Bishop of Southwark on 28 January 1928


Built to the design of Sir Charles Nicholson in 1928. Vestry added in 1932. The west end remains unfinished.

The church comprises a nave of two bays and a chancel of three bays, with side aisles, north and south transepts, Lady Chapel at the south east corner, and a choir vestry within single storey extension on the south side.

Re-ordering in 1977 included a new sanctuary within the crossing and a corona by John Hayward, plus the enclosure of the east end sanctuary to create a clergy vestry.

In recent years the church has been re-ordered again.  Modern seating has replaced the old pews.  A glass partition has screened the main body of the church from the west end, creating an area for socialising.  

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