At the base of a small block of flats, not far from St George the Martyr. The church is entered through a hall area and has several 19th-century Clayton and Bell windows from the previous building now mounted at ground level inside both the church and hall. The original St Hugh was in the basement of the Charterhouse-in-Southwark Mission Settlement and was built in 1896 but it was demolished in 2011. The new church is at street level and was opened in 2013.
This is the historic parish church of Bermondsey and the lower part of the tower is still medieval. It is mostly is a rebuilding by Charles Stanton of 1675-1679. However, its external appearance is due to a stucco coating and a very un-archaeological gothic west front added in 1830 by George Porter.
The chancel, nave eastern end and south chancel aisle (none visible from the road) are by R. Norman saw from 1879-1884. The western end, that is visible, dates from 1932. It closed as a church in 1965 and was in various uses until it became the New Peckham Mosque in 1980. It is on the edge of the late 20th century Burgess Park.