Catford: St Laurence
Revd Canon Charles Pickstone (Vicar)
31 Bromley Road
London SE6 2TS
Tel: 020 8698 2871
Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts
Patron: Bishop of Southwark
Deanery: East Lewisham
Archdeaconry: Lewisham & Greenwich
Episcopal Area: Woolwich
Diocesan Record Office: Lewisham Local Studies Centre
Built: 1967 - 68
Architect: Ralph Covell
Listing: Grade II
The church was built in 1967/8 and is linked to a large community centre. Access to both parts of the buildings is from the Bromley Road, and there is extensive car parking at the rear of the site.
The church buildings themselves comprise an octagonal church (with a splendid range of vestries and other ancillary rooms) and an pentagonal Lady Chapel. A main feature of both structures is an exposed reinforced concrete frame, which over the church is carried up to form a corona, and over the chapel, a spirelet with a single bell. The main wall below roof level is in facing bricks with grey flint bricks as the general interior finish to the church and chapel.