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Woolwich Episcopal Area


Eltham & Mottingham Deanery


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Details of the Church


1857-59 / 1933


Sir George Gilbert Scott / T F Ford



St Barnabas Church was originally designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and was built between 1857 and 1859 as the Naval Dockyard Church at Woolwich Dockyard. It stood for 74 years at the Woolwich Dockyard and was taken down and rebuilt in modified form at Eltham in 1932-33. The church was gutted by fire as a result of enemy action in 1944 and was restored in 1956 under the direction of Thomas Ford with a new roof and remodelled interior. New interior features include a new plaster barrel vaulted ceiling over the nave, tripartite ornamented nave arcades and a Hans Fiebusch mural in the apse.

The accommodation comprises a lofty nave, aisles, chapel, chancel, sanctuary, south porch, bell tower, choir vestry and clergy vestry.

The walls are constructed in red multi-stock facing bricks with Bath stone plinths, window dressings, buttress copings, string courses, cills and copings. Roofs are covered in plain clay tiles.

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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