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St Mary Magdalene, Addiscombe

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One of Edward Buckton Lamb’s bizarre low church designs featuring a wide nave, small chancel raised high above the nave and a spectacularly contrived wooden crossing. The church was built 1868 as an independent church which failed in 1872 when its founder Ben Oliel suddenly switched from evangelical to high church services. In 1878 it was sold to the Church of England and replaced a temporary building as the parish church. Completion came in 1928-30 when the tower was completed to a non Lamb design. A 1973 re-ordering has placed the altar under the central lantern below a  corona by George Pace


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