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Updates to this site are suspended due to the travel restrictions and the ban on church opening as a result of the Covid 19 virus. Let us hope that this is short lived and that we all manage to stay safe.

London Churches in Photographs aims is to show images of the wealth of churches in Greater London. It is a long-term project, begun in 2012 and completed in early 2020. It has images of 1503 buildings.

However, the project will continue with visits to boroughs covered early on when I gained access to relatively few interiors and when my skills and camera were inferior to now.

Most are Church of England, Roman Catholic or Orthodox but there are also some that have passed to other groups or into non-religious use. A few buildings of particular interest belonging to other groups, such as national churches (e.g. Denmark, Sweden and Scotland) are also included.

Many churches are kept locked and for those, there are only exterior shots. Where possible there is a selection of internal shots to try to give a flavour of the building.  Each posting also has some basic information about the church and its architecture.

 

St Augustine, Kilburn, by John Loughborough Pearson,
possibly the finest 19th-century church in London

There are still some medieval village churches in Greater London.
This is St Peter & St Paul, Harlington

Please have a browse around or select from the categories (Architects and Places)  listed on the left of each post or use the search box at the top right of each page.

You can comment on any page or post, these will come to me first for moderation, so if you want to ask me a question please use the comment box and I will reply directly and only publish a comment if it is of broader interest.

Click here for good sources of information about London churches.

I would like to acknowledge and thank incumbents, churchwardens, PCCs, church watchers, administrators and key holders who offer access to many of the buildings outside service times.

I am more than happy for any church to use my images on their websites, publicity or publications (with an acknowledgement to this site). The images here are low resolution, suitable for use on the web but not for print. Please contact me if you would like to use or see higher resolution images. This site is totally non-commercial, occasionally I am invited to speak to groups about church architecture and will do so in return for a charitable donation.