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South Dulwich: St Stephen

Dulwich Deanery


College Road
South Dulwich
SE21 7HW

Location map

Parish website

Parish Contacts

Revd Canon Bernhard Schunemann (Vicar)

St Stephen's Vicarage
111 College Road
London SE21 7HW


Parish Office
E-mail: officeststephens@btconnect.com

Parish website: www.ststephensdulwich.org

Sunday Services

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


Patron: Dulwich Estate

Deanery: Dulwich

Archdeaconry: Southwark

Episcopal Area: Woolwich

Diocesan Record Office: London Metropolitan Archives

Details of Church

Internal photoBuilt: 1867 - 75, consecrated: 1868
Architect: Banks & Barry
Listing: grade 2

In 1868, only a handful of people lived in the leafy part of Surrey now known as Dulwich, on a few dairy farms and in modern gracious villas.

St Stephen's, in the woods on College Road, a beautiful neo-gothic church, was commissioned from the famous Victorian architect, Sir Charles Barry, to seat a congregation of seven hundred. The church was built by private subscription without endowments, and with the extra gift of a fresco by Sir Edward Poynter.

Despite enormous damage sustained during the blitz, St Stephen's church managed to survive, and in the early 1990s was reordered and refurbished to provide a worship space more suited for the times, but in keeping with the architecture of the building.

In 1999 a new church hall was built to replace that built as a "temporary" structure in 1947. St Stephen's now has a church and hall well suited as a base for its outreach and other activities along with a new resource for the local community.