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Camberwell: Christ Church

Camberwell Deanery

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Old Kent Road
SE15 1JF

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Parish Contacts

Revd Hugh Balfour (Vicar)

79 Asylum Road
London SE15 2RJ

Tel: 020 7639 5662
E-mail: hugh@christchurchpeckham.info

Parish office:

676-680 Old Kent Road
London SE15 1JF

Tel: 020 7732 5935
E-mail: office@christchurchpeckham.info

Parish website: www.christchurchpeckham.info

Sunday Services

11.00am Sunday Worship

Facilities: Toilets, Crèche, children's groups

Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts


Patron: Trustees

Population (1991 census): 2,606

Urban Priority Area: Yes

Deanery: Camberwell

Archdeaconry: Southwark

Episcopal Area: Woolwich

Diocesan Record Office: London Metropolitan Archives

Details of Church

External photoBuilt: 1867 - 68
Architect: E Bassett Keeling
Listing: not listed

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.