Colliers Wood: Christ Church
(within the Merton Priory Team Ministry)
The Revd Paul Hambling -
135 High Path
London SW19 2JY
Tel: 020 8542 7969
Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts
Architect: Messrs Francis
Listing: not listed
The building is designed in a modest but attractively rural Gothic style.
The church was damaged by a flying bomb in 1944 and reconstruction work included a new roof and ceiling to the nave. The chancel roof was reconstructed from salvaged timbers and a new east window was built. A new south porch was built on the foundations of the old and windows were salvaged from the church hall. Windows were re-glazed. The stained glass in the chancel and west window is dated 1953, the year the restoration was completed.
The accommodation comprises nave, chancel, organ chamber, vestry, north aisle and tower rooms. There is a south porch which serves as the main entrance. At the south west corner of the church is a tower housing bells and bell ringing chamber, above this is a spire. The ring of six bells in the tower date from 1884.
The church is constructed in load-bearing yellow London stock bricks and there are Bath stone dressings to the windows, buttresses etc. The main roofs are slated and the spire is covered in shingles.