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Patron

Martyrs Memorial and Church of England Trust

Episcopal Area

Woolwich Episcopal Area

Deanery

Camberwell Deanery

Archdeaconry

Southwark Archdeaconry

Details of the Church

Built

1867-68

Architect

E Bassett Keeling

Listing

NL

Christ Church was built to replace an earlier building constructed in 1837 to the designs of Samuel Angell.

The accommodation comprises nave, chancel, sanctuary, east, south-east and south porches with a small porch on the north east side, organ chamber, vestries, PCC room, hall, long gallery, kitchen and toilet. There is a tower at the South-East corner. The church was damaged by bombing during the Second World War and was repaired and remodelled in 1958. The dangerous top of the tower was removed in the late 1960s and a new flat roof with parapet walls was provided.

The church was built in the Gothic style and is constructed in yellow London stock bricks with decorative red and black brick band courses and Bath stone dressings to windows, door openings, parapets etc. The roofs are pitched and slated with clay ridge tiles. Although the church has suffered, firstly from war damage and secondly by the removal of the top of the tower, it retains many signs of Bassett Keeling’s wayward and original approach to design in the Gothic style.

The South London Church Fund and Southwark Diocese Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee (No. 236594).
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