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St Sarkis, Iverna Gardens, Kensington (Armenian)

Hidden away behind a small garden square near Kensington High Street Station. It was built in 1923 to designs by Arthur Davis of Mewes and Davis and funded by Calouste Gulbenkian. Small matching additions were made in 1937 and 1950.

One Space, Kidbrooke Park Road, Kidbrooke

One Space is a Christian community centre on the edge of the Kidbrooke Village development. The building has a cafe and hall as well as offices. Several religious groups use the hall and the Anglican church has used the cafe (illustrated) as Kidbrooke Village Church for services. Currently, Messy Church (March 2019) seems to be the only Anglican event here.

Holy Trinity, 2nd Floor, Aperture Building, Chandlers Avenue, Greenwich Peninsula

The church serving the large area of housing being developed just to the south of the O2 arena and the North Greenwich area. It is a multi-faith prayer space on the second floor of a new mixed-use community building. There are no specifically Christian symbols on display for this reason. Before being here it was in temporary buildings to the north nearer the station. It was designed by DSDHA and built in 2017.

Chapel, Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

Part of the Queen Mary block of the hospital, it is a major work planned by Christopher Wren but construction was delayed and dates from 1735-1743. The chapel is entered up a high curved staircase from an entrance area that contains most of the monuments in the chapel. The interior was severely fire damaged and rebuilt by James Stuart in 1779-1789 in his Greek style.

St Mary Magdalene, St Mary Street, Woolwich

In a big churchyard high above and to the west of Woolwich town centre. It was built in 1727-1739, built but not necessarily designed by Matthew Spray. A chancel was added on by John Oldrid Scott in 1893-1894.

Our Ladye Star of the Sea, Crooms Hill, Greenwich (Roman Catholic)

Facing the western side of Greenwich Park. It is a church of 1851 by William Wardell. The chancel decoration is by A.W.N. Pugin.

St Peter,Woolwich New Road, Woolwich (Roman Catholic)

On the south edge of Woolwich town centre, this is a church of 1842 by A.W.N. Pugin. The chancel and north-east chapel were added in 1887-1889 by F.A. Walters. It has been much refurbished inside with an extended narthex and in an interesting mint green colour scheme.