Kennington Park: St Agnes
Fr Paul Ensor (Vicar)
37 St Agnes Place
London SE11 4BB
Tel: 020 7820 8050
Parish website: saintagneskenningtonpark.co.uk
Monday to Friday
Morning and Evening Prayer
8am and 5pm
(No Evening Prayer on Friday)
Said Mass 9.30am
(followed by Bible Study and coffee in The Vicarage)
Morning Prayer 8am
Solemn Mass and Children’s Church 10am
Evensong (BCP) 6.30pm
Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts
Population (2001 census): 4,030
Urban Priority Area: Yes
St Agnes, Kennington Park is a Church of England parish between Kennington and Oval in South London.We are a friendly and inclusive church worshipping in the catholic tradition 'We aim to build on foundations already laid, in witnessing to the whole community of God's love revealed in Jesus, expressed in the Catholic Faith.'
Architect: Ralph Covell
Listing: not listed
The buildings comprise a church with baptistry beneath the west gallery; north-east lady chapel; vestries and office/meeting room accessed via corridors; hall complex (with stage, lobby, toilets, kitchen, flower room and stores); all set in a small churchyard. The complex was designed by Ralph Covell, and built by Halliday and Greenwood in 1956.
The main body of the church consists of a nave and chancel under a continuous pitched roof surmounted by a fleche with north and south aisles. The hall roof is also pitched; there are areas of flat roof elsewhere.
The previous church was a G G Scott church dating from 1874-7, which was demolished after World War II following serious bomb damage. This church is described in The Buildings of England, London 2: South as "one of the noblest Gothic Revival buildings of its date, by no means a copy of anything of the past, though it is in the spirit of the C14".