TQ3871 : St John the Baptist, Catford: screen

taken 3 years ago, near to Catford, Lewisham, Great Britain

St John the Baptist, Catford: screen
St John the Baptist, Catford: screen
The glazed wooden screen was erected c.2008 to demarcate the "worship" and "social" areas of the nave. As it is not full-height it is not intended to provide thermal or sound insulation between the spaces.
Church of St John the Baptist, Catford
This Anglican church, now one of three in the Catford and Downham Team Ministry, was built in 1926-7 to the designs of Sir Charles Nicholson (one of several churches that he designed for this rapidly expanding part of London, the next nearest being St Dunstan's in Bellingham). It would have been even bigger than it is if Nicholson's plans had been completed, as two further bays were intended for the West end which still consists of the temporary wall erected in the 1920s. The space thus left vacant is now a garden.

The building is listed grade 2 (listed building number 203232). The reasons for listing are given as being "an impressive, late Gothic revival building by a leading early C20 church architect" and the tomb of the Forster family inside. John Forster founded the original proprietary chapel, now the hall, alongside this church; his descendant Lord Forster laid the foundation stone of the church on 17 July 1926.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3835 7179 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.6941N 0:0.6800W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3835 7179
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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