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Patron

Martyrs Memorial/CofE Patronage Tr/Peache Tr/CPAS jnt

Episcopal Area

Woolwich Episcopal Area

Deanery

Deptford Deanery

Archdeaconry

Lewisham and Greenwich Archdeaconry

Details of the Church

Built

C14 / 1697-8 / 1956-8

Architect

C Stanton

Listing

2*

There has been a church on this site since the period of the Norman conquest and parts of the present church date from the 14th century. Although 1697 saw some rebuilding, the work was apparently badly executed, for in 1714 much had to be redone. In October 1940, incendiary bombs fell on the church; the beautiful interior of St Nicholas’ as it is today is the result of the ingenuity and inspiration of Mr Alan Ford and the artistic gifts of the Revd Kenneth Francis, who was vicar during the period of restoration in 1958.

Woodcarving by Grinling Gibbons can be seen in the reredos and chancel decoration.

The South London Church Fund and Southwark Diocese Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee (No. 236594).
Registered Office: Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. Registered Charity: (No. 249678).

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