The centrepiece of the square designed by Thomas Archer and built 1713-28. It was burnt out in WW2 and reconstructed as a concert hall by Marshall Sisson in 1965-69. The crypt was not badly damaged and is now used as a restaurant for the venue.
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It is still consecrated, and there are a few services each year
Interesting. I cannot see it listed on the C of E’s a Church Near you Database or find an online listing of services (not that everything is on the web of course:-)
The brief history on the website says it was rebuilt after the war as both church and concert hall. It has no parish anymore I don’t think, and from what I’ve been told. There was a choral Eucharist on 6 May, one of the feasts of St John the Evangelist http://www.sjss.org.uk/events/choral-eucharist
Lambeth Palace Library posted this earlier today St John’s Church, Smith Square at 300
Thanks for that reference, I have amended the entry
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