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The Vicar of St Bartholomew , Sydenham

Episcopal Area

Woolwich Episcopal Area


West Lewisham Deanery


Lewisham and Greenwich Archdeaconry

Details of the Church




Nigel Melhuish



The church was built after the demolition of the existing Victorian building. Some residential accommodation was also built on part of the site.

The main structure of the building is in laminated timber with reinforced concrete columns. The external walling is cavity brickwork and blockwork, with LBC ‘Cotswold’ facings. It was designed to a carefully worked out brief, and the volume provides a permanently seated ‘church’ area and a large hall area, these main spaces being divided by a ‘buffer’ area which allows for either the church or hail to be extended or for all three spaces to be used as a single volume. The entrance to the building is from Coombe Lane and on this side there are the kitchens, lavatories and vestries.

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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