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Eltham: St John the Baptist

Eltham & Mottingham Deanery


Eltham High Street

Location map

External photo

Parish Contacts

Rev Jim Bryson

The Vicarage
Sowerby Close
London SE9 6HB

Tel: 020 8859 0802

E-mail: fergusonbryson@btinternet.com

Parish Office
Tel: 020 8859 1242

Sunday Services

Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts


Patron: Diocesan Board of Patronage

Population (2001 census): 7,370
Urban Priority Area: No

Deanery: Eltham & Mottingham

Archdeaconry: Lewisham & Greenwich

Episcopal Area: Woolwich

Diocesan Record Office: Greenwich Heritage Centre

Details of Church

Internal photoBuilt: 1875
Architect: Sir Arthur Blomfield
Listing: grade C

The present building was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and consecrated in 1875 adjacent to the old church.

Accommodation comprises nave with chancel and sanctuary, narthex, transepts to the north and south. North and south aisles with arcading separating them from the nave. To the south west is a tower with clock stage and a bell ringing stage. An extension has also been added to the north transept forming a meeting hall with kitchen, toilets and a meeting room above.

The church is constructed of Kentish Ragstone with Bathstone dressings. It is designed in the Victorian Gothic Revival style. The Tower is also constructed of Kentish Ragstone and is surmounted by a stone broach spire.

With the exception of the extension to the north transept, which is constructed in reconstituted stone, the remainder of the building was built during one constructional period, although has been remodelled internally.