Lower Kingswood, Wisdom of God, Kingswood

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The church is located at the junction of the A217 Brighton Road and Buckland Road. Architecturally, the Wisdom of God is unique in England; possibly in North Western Europe, in that it is in the Byzantine style with some of its artefacts and marbles being imported from the ruins of Balkan churches. It has a three star rating in Simon Jenkins’ book ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’. People come from all over the country to see its architecture and historical treasures.

The name of the church is reflected in the words from 1 Corinthians carved over the west door: "Jesus Christ the Wisdom of God."

The church is only open during service times or special events, unless by prior arragement.

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Rev'd. Christine Colton
St Mark's Vicarage
8 Alma Road
(01737) 241161 (Priest in Charge (home)) or 01941 011337 (Priest in Charge (mobile))

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Holy Communion
Using Common Worship, (a modern setting of the Holy Communion service.)
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Junior Church
Junior Church runs during school term time concurrently with our 9.30am communion services for children up to the age of about 12 years and meets in the Church Hall. Children join the main congregation for Family Services and some other special events and services.
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Worship
A family service where families are encouraged to take an active part.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Wisdom Stories at Tea Time
Every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Stained Glass

Church Open Sunday and weekday service times and Heritage Open Days.
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 677
Built: 1891
Architect: S Barnsley
Our Patron: Diocesan Board of Patronage jointly with Bishop
Archdeaconry: REIGATE (372)
Deanery: REIGATE (37204)
Benefice: Kingswood (37/136 F)
Parish Legal Name: St. Andrew Kingswood (370159 )
CofE Church Info: (637160 37/160)
Short URL: acny.uk/677/
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The current editor is: Christine Colton

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This page was last updated on Saturday 21st January 2017
Lower Kingswood, Wisdom of God : Buckland Road, Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 7DH

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