Church of England Diocese of Southwark Thamesmead

About the Church Building

Built: 1966
Listing: not listed

The building was designed by Ralph. G. Covell of Covell. Mathews & Partners. 7-11 Lexington Street. W1 and the builders were Messrs. John Greenwood Ltd. King William Street House. Arthur street. EC4

The church is constructed of a reinforced concrete frame bearing on a concrete ground slab. The roof is timber, and of pyramid form, surmounted by a copper covered fleche. The roof covering is also of copper. 

Ancillary accommodation is single storey, of brickwork to match the infill to the main building, all below a flat roof. Church accommodation comprises a worship space which incorporates a sanctuary, vestry, toilet, meeting rooms and a kitchen.

The pipe organ was designed and built by N P Mander ltd. St Peter’s Organ Works, St Peter’s Avenue. Hackney Rd., E2

The candlesticks were commissioned as a memorial to the later Rev’d A.J.Hirst, curate of this church 1964-1966 and were made and designed by Mr H.W Haig.

The font, designed by the architect, was made in two parts, the stone bowl by The Royal Arsenal Co-operative society, the steel support by the builders, John Greenwood Ltd. The cost was met by a fund raised by the children of the parish.

The stained glass windows were made from glass salvaged from a bombed out church in Surrey docks.

The hassocks were made by members of the congregation and many friends from other churches.