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Dutch Church, Austin Friars, City of London

On the site of the remains of the church of the Austin Friars, which had been used by Dutch protestants from 1550. The church was destroyed in WW2 and rebuilt as a church and offices in 1950-54 to the designs of Arthur Bailey. There are several windows by Dutch artist Max Nauta who designed the windows at St Andrew, Roxbourne.


St Mary, Church End, Hendon

The ancient parish church, well north west of Hendon central station, behind the Middlesex university campus. The nave, chancel, south arcade and north aisle are 13th century, the north chapel is 16th century. In 1914-15 a new south nave with its own south aisle was added in place of the old south aisle. The architect was Temple Moore. The north chapel sanctuary was decorated by Bodley in 1897. The font is a notable Norman piece.


St Alban and St Michael, North End Road, Golders Green

Close to the station, this is a distinctive church of 1932-33 by Giles Gilbert Scott, he also designed many of the fittings.


St Paul, Long Lane/Dukes Avenue, Finchley

Near the northern end of the town centre, a church of 1886 by J. Ladds. The aisles have ben divided off and a large extension to make this St Paul’s Centre has been added on the south side. Folding partitions can separate the nave from the chancel and transepts. Many of the furnishings such as the altar, pulpit and chancel screen have been removed.


St Mary, Hendon Lane, Finchley

At the southern end of Finchley town centre in the area called Church End. Set back from the road, this is a 15th century church at heart. However there is a small amount of evidence of a Norman building, the 19th century saw Newman and Billing add a south aisle, north aisle clerestory and rebuilt arcade in 1872. The next century saw Charles Nicholson add the outer south aisle in 1932. The chancel was badly damaged in WW2 and was rebuilt and extended by Caroe and Partners.


St Mary and Archangel Michael, Cranbourne Gardens, Temple Fortune (Coptic)

In suburbia north of the centre of Golders Green. This was built as St Barnabas C of E church in 1915 by J.S. Alder. The chancel and Lady chapel were added in 1932-34 by Ernest Shearman. The nave was rebuilt in 1962 by Romilly B. Craze after war damage. It became a Coptic church in 1996 and this was when the west porch was added. The interior shots appear rather murky owing to the amount of incense coming from a service in the lady Chapel.


Cathedral of Holy Cross and St Michael, Golders Green Road, Golders Green (Greek Orthodox)

At the northern end of the town centre. This was built as St Michael’s C of E church in 1913 by J.T. Lee, with a west end added by Caroe and Passmore in 1924-25. The tower was added in 1960 by James Barrington-Baker. Shared by a Greek Orthodox congregation from 1970 it was closed as an Anglican church in 1979.