Honor Oak Park: St Augustine
Honor Oak Park
The Revd Canon Colin J. Luke Boswell
129A Honor Oak Park London SE23 3LD
Tel: 020 8699 4469
Sunday Eucharist at 10.30am
Wednesday Eucharist at 7.00pm
Patron: Bishop of Southwark
Open Doors - Open Hearts - Open Minds
You will see that St Augustine's is a beautiful church. It is also in a beautiful location on top of One Tree Hill. We gather here to worship God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We celebrate Holy Communion together and as we share in the bread and the wine we are spiritually nourished. We also draw close to God through study of the Bible, that we may deepen our faith and our understanding of God so that our faith may also find true expression in how we live our lives. Wherever you are in your journey of faith, you are most welcome to come to our services that are held at 10.30am on Sunday mornings and at 7.00pm on Wednesday evenings.
Details of the Church
Built: 1872 - 73
Architect: William Oakley
Listing: grade 2
The growth of new houses in the Honor Oak area led to a demand for a church, and St. Augustine's parish was formed. The architect appointed was William Oakley, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, who was to design, "a building which on account of the site and status of the neighbourhood, must of necessity possess some architectural pretensions".
The foundation stone was laid by Mr J G Talbot MP on the 3rd October, 1872, and it was intended to consecrate the building on St. Augustine's Day, 26th May, in the next year, but this was not to be; for although the building was finished in time, about £3000 of the total cost of £5000 was still owing, and the consecration was deferred until the church was out of debt, on 2nd December 1874. The church was in use for public worship, however, from 4th June 1873 onwards.
For full details, visit the Parish website