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Lavender Hill, The Ascension and Battersea, St Philip with St Bartholomew

Battersea Deanery


Lavender Hill
SW11 5RB

Location map

Parish website

Parish Contacts

The Revd Iain Young (Vicar)

The Clergy House
Poultney Road
London SW11 5TU

Tel: 020 7228 5340
E-mail: icyalh@googlemail.com

Parish office
Tel: 020 8546 5964

Sunday Services

Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the Parish website


Patron: The Bishop and Keble College, Oxford (jointly)


Deanery: Battersea

Archdeaconry: Wandsworth

Episcopal Area: Kingston

Diocesan Record Office: London Metropolitan Archives

Details of the church

Internal photo

Internal photo

Built: 1876 - 98
Architect: J Brook / Micklethwaite & Sommers Clark
Listing: grade 2*

The church comprises a brick-built structure with steeply pitched slate covered roofs, and only the minimal amount of stone dressings. The main body of the church comprises a substantial nave and an apsidal ended chancel running parallel with the main road, Lavender Hill.

At the east end of the church, the site slopes steeply down hill and contains the vestry and chapel buildings which are united with the main body of the church, but having a complex arrangement of roofs and curved brickwork forms including a conical turret containing the stair.

On the Lavender Hill frontage there is a large entrance porch formed out of the base of what was intended to be a massive tower structure, but which is roofed off at low aisle level.  There are single aisles to the north and south sides of the church roofed with lean-to slate covered slopes.