About the church

St Christopher’s is the attractive wooden church in Chelsham Road opposite the side of Sainsbury’s. It holds a warm welcome for people of all ages.

There is a small car park next to the church. There is a toilet with disabled access. A hearing loop is available

Our Community Hall next to the church is available for parties, receptions, meetings or other gatherings. It is well-used and is a popular venue for various clubs and organizations.

The church is a small simple timber framed building built in 1907. The chancel was extended in 1930 by one bay width. The hand-made tiled roof is supported by 5 queen post roof trusses, the last and newest one constructed of laminated timber. There is a small bell turret at the west end with tile-hung sides and roof. Externally the church is clapboarded on a brick plinth. It has an interesting east window, being the artist's mock-up for a translucent coloured glass mosaic panel but unfortunately it proved too problematical and expensive to complete. Two extensions on the north side contain the organ chamber and vestry and a kitchen and lavatories both with external doors. Each is timber framed with a tiled roof although the lavatory extension has a felt flat. The church is set back from the road and is surrounded by hedges and mature trees, giving a a quiet and pleasant environment.

Built: 1907

Architect: J C King

Listing: not listed