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Streatham: Immanuel & St Andrew

Lambeth South Deanery


Streatham High Road

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Parish Contacts

Revd Sister Elizabeth Shearcroft CA (Vicar)

51a Guildersfield Road
London SW16 5LS

E-mail: liz@thekingfishery.co.uk

Parish Office
452 Streatham High Road
London SW16 3PY

Tel: 020-8679 6888

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Sunday Services

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


Patron: Bishop of Southwark/Hyndham Bounty Trust/Rector of St Leonard, Streatham

Population (2001 census): 13,057
Urban Priority Area: Yes

Deanery: Lambeth South

Archdeaconry: Lambeth

Episcopal Area: Kingston

Diocesan Record Office: London Metropolitan Archives

Details of Church

Internal photoBuilt: 1854 - rebuilt in 1989
Architect: A Ross - rebuilt by Nigel Melhuish
Listing: not listed

The church was built in 1854 to the design of A Ross, then rebuilt and enlarged in 1864-5 under the direction of B Ferry. In 1989 further substantial alterations were carried out by Nigel Melhuish which replaced the nave, chancel and aisles with a single storey worship area, together with internal alterations to the tower and vestries, and the construction of an entrance lobby and cafeteria.

The present layout is dominated by the tower which is sited at the north west corner adjacent to the public footpath of Streatham High Road.

Built up against the south side of the tower is the entrance lobby providing access to a chapel within the tower base, the cafeteria, parish hall and worship area. The cafeteria is set back from the public footpath to create a small paved courtyard.

The worship area occupies a similar ground plan to the original nave and chancel and it is built up against the north side of the parish hall with a continuous sliding-folding partition to separate them. At the south east corner of the worship area is a small lobby which provides access to lavatories, a fire exit, and the vestries, now converted to meeting rooms.

The tower contains six levels. At ground level there is a small chapel which provides access to an enclosed to an enclosed timber stair to the parish office above and a further timber stair to a store room above that. The parish office also provides access to the base of the stair turret from which the ringing room, clock room, belfry and tower roof are accessible.

The church of Lower Streatham, St Andrew was declared redundant in 1988 and later destroyed by fire.