Our Vision

A people with hearts on fire, loving God, walking with Jesus and led by the Spirit

Lewisham: St Swithun

East Lewisham Deanery


Hither Green Lane
SE13 6RW

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Parish Contacts

Rev Jane L Kustner

St Swithuns Vicarage
191 Hither Green Lane
London SE13 6QE

Tel: 07734 113741
E-mail: janekustner@btconnect.com

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Patron: Vicar of Lewisham

Population (2001 census): 7,898
Urban Priority Area: Yes

Deanery: East Lewisham

Archdeaconry: Lewisham & Greenwich

Episcopal Area: Woolwich

Diocesan Record Office: Lewisham Archives Centre

Details of Church

Internal photoBuilt: 1892
Architect: Ernest Newton
Listing: grade C

The church was built in 1892 to the designs of the architect Ernest Newton. The tapering chancel and Lady Chapel with vestries under were added in 1904. The original mission church abuts the building to the east and is now used as a parish hall.

The accommodation comprises nave, north and south aisles, chancel, sanctuary, south east chapel, narthex and gallery over. Beneath the sanctuary and the south east chapel are situated the upper vestry, lower vestry, and priest's vestry.

The church is constructed in buttressed load bearing brickwork faced with red Wrotham bricks with a slate damp proof course. The window and door dressings and window tracery are in Bath stone and the copings to the gables and buttress tablings are in Portland stone. Roofs are spanned with timber trusses and are finished in slate.