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St Andrew, Sandhurst Road, Catford

A large suburban church of 1903-1904 by P.A. Robson on a hilltop some way from the town centre.

Holy Cross, Sangley Road, Catford (Roman Catholic)

One of many “Ellis” churches in south London, this is by F.W. Tasker and was built in 1903.

St Laurence, Bromley Road, Catford

Catford town centre’s church, it replaced a nearby 19th-century church that was demolished. This building is by Ralph Covell of Covell Mathews and Partners in 1967-1968. There is an octagonal church with an adjoining octagonal Lady Chapel topped by an open concrete spire.

St John the Baptist, Bromley Road, Southend, Catford

Southend is at the southern end of Catford and this church is on a spacious corner site.  In fact, there are two buildings, the older is a former proprietary chapel of 1824 now used as a hall, and the newer the built part of what would have been a huge building by Sir Charles Nicholson dating from 1928. The nave was only partly built and is finished by a permanent “temporary” wall.  In 1977 a corona was installed in the centre of the church and the chancel screened off as vestries. However, this change has now been reversed and a high altar restored with a traditional eastward alignment. The north chapel is a memorial chapel to the Forster family who owned the land on which the church is built. This includes a very late recumbent effigy tomb to a son killed at the end of the first world war.