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Sydenham: St Philip the Apostle

West Lewisham Deanery


Wells Park Road
SE26 6AS

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Parish Contacts

Rev Paul Tiernan (Vicar)

St Philip's Vicarage
122 Wells Park Road
London SE26

Tel: 020-8699 4930

Sunday Services

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


Patron: Vicar of St Bartholomew, Sydenham

Population (2001 census): 4,357
Urban Priority Area: Yes

Deanery: West Lewisham
Archdeaconry: Lewisham & Greenwich
Episcopal Area: Woolwich
Diocesan Record Office: Lewisham Local Studies Centre

Details of the Church

Built: 1983 - 84
Architect: Nigel Melhuish
Listing: not listed

The church was built after the demolition of the existing Victorian building. Some residential accommodation was also built on part of the site.

The main structure of the building is in laminated timber with reinforced concrete columns. The external walling is cavity brickwork and blockwork, with LBC 'Cotswold' facings. It was designed to a carefully worked out brief, and the volume provides a permanently seated 'church' area and a large hall area, these main spaces being divided by a 'buffer' area which allows for either the church or hail to be extended or for all three spaces to be used as a single volume. The entrance to the building is from Coombe Lane and on this side there are the kitchens, lavatories and vestries.