TQ4075 : Holy Spirit church - the last day

taken 7 years ago, near to Kidbrooke, Greenwich, Great Britain

Holy Spirit church - the last day
Holy Spirit church - the last day
The Holy Spirit church - a daughter church of the Anglican parish of St James, Kidbrooke - was opened in 1978 in a shop unit on Telemann Square. Over 34 years, in partnership with the Church Army, it was the base for various forms of ministry to the residents of this deprived estate, especially young people.

The church had to close as part of the redevelopment of the estate and the final service was held on Sunday 13 November 2011 in the presence of the Bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun.
The Ferrier Estate / Kidbrooke Village
The Ferrier was a large council housing estate in Kidbrooke, Greenwich Borough, London. It was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, mainly on what had been a RAF training and logistics base.

The housing - a mixture of 6-storey medium-rise and 12-storey high-rise blocks, was concrete panel construction, quick to erect but not of high quality. By the 1990s it had become known as a "sink" estate with high levels of crime.

From 1999, regeneration of the estate as a mixed (private/social) development by the council in partnership with private developers was planned. Demolition started in 2010 and occupation of new housing commenced in 2011, but the whole project, renamed "Kidbrooke Village", will take several years.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4096 7552 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.6666N 0:1.6601E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4096 7552
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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