Church of St John the Baptist, Catford :: Shared Description

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.
by Stephen Craven
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TQ3871 : St John the Baptist, Catford: Forster monument by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John the Baptist, Catford: Lady Chapel by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John's church: organ by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John the Baptist, Catford: screen by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : West front of St John's church by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John's church: interior by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John's church - signage by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John the Baptist, Catford: dated hopper by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John's church: garden by Stephen Craven
TQ3871 : St John's rectory and parish office by Stephen Craven


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Created: Sat, 5 Mar 2011, Updated: Sat, 5 Mar 2011

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