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William Temple, Eynsham Drive, Abbey Wood

In the centre of the estate north of Abbey Wood Station, it is a church of 1966 by Ralph Covell.

St Richard (Former), Sundorne Road, Charlton now St Richard’s Church Centre

There was a mission church on the site before this building, principally a church hall, was constructed in 1958 and designed by Ralph Covell. There was a small basement chapel that is now disused and the main hall has been used for services but the building is now only used as a hall.

St Francis (Former), Sibthorpe Road, Eltham (now Horn Park Community Centre)

Open in 1953 and designed by Ralph Covell. It was used as a church until 1962. In 1981 it was leased to the Community Association until 2006 after which it was occasionally used for services, but it now purely a Community Centre.

St Alban, William Barefoot Drive, Mottingham

Serving the Coldharbour area. The church dates from 1953-1956 and is by Ralph Covell.

St Laurence, Bromley Road, Catford

Catford town centre’s church, it replaced a nearby 19th-century church that was demolished. This building is by Ray 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 Mathew, Lilford Road, Loughborough Junction

Replacing a WW2 damaged church, it was built by Ralph Covell in 1959

St Katherine, Eugenia Road, Bermondsey

The church replaced a war-damaged church of 1894 and now serves the Silwood Estate. It was designed by Covell Matthews and Partners in 1960.