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Ascension, The Avenue, Preston Road

One of the last churches of J. Harold Gibbons being built in 1957. The interior features a Hans Feibusch painting behind the altar. The wooden “serving hatch” doors at the west end can be opened to allow the narthex to be used if there is a high attendance at a service. The hall to one side served as the church from 1937.

     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

St Francis of Assisi, Fleetwood Road, Dollis Hill (now Roman Catholic)

In the middle of suburban streets between Willesden Green and Gladstone Park, it was designed as St Francis C of E church by J. Harold Gibbons in 1933, but was made redundant in 1991 and is now used as a Polish Roman Catholic church.

          
   
   
   
   
 

St Peter and St Paul, Church Road, Bromley

At the north end of the town centre and like St Mark at the south end, destroyed but for its tower by 1941 bombing. The tower is medieval and the current church is by J. Harold Gibbons and dates from 1948-57. The apsidal children’s chapel is attached to the east of the tower and the main body of the church is to its south.

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St Augustine of Canterbury, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton

By a busy roundabout some way south of the town centre. The church of 1958 is by J. Harold Gibbons,the executive architects were Humphreys and Hurst. is dominated by a huge tower.

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St Mary, Kenton Road/St Leonards Avenue, Kenton

A church from 1936 by J. Harold Gibbons lying side on to Kenton Lane. The interior retains most original fittings, the vista eastwards is complex with a raised Lady Chapel behind the Baldacchino  over the high altar.

 

 

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St Cuthbert, Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court

At the apex of a Crescent near Earls Court Station. This is a centre of Anglo-Catholicism built in 1884-88 by H. Roumieu Gough. The interior has many arts and crafts fittings (e.g. lectern, altar rails, clock, royal arms) of 1897-1910 by W. Bainbridge Reynolds, together with a huge reredos of 1913-14 by Gilbert Boulton to designs by Ernest Geldart. The Lady Chapel has post-WW2 glass by Hugh Easton. Much of the interior wall decoration in the church was undertaken by members of Guilds founded by the church. The stained glass in the nave and clerestory is largely by C.E, Tute, that in the Baptistry by Kempe. The Stations of the Cross were painted by Franz Vinck in 1888. The Lady Chapel reredos, pulpit sounding board and an external Calvary were designed by J. Harold Gibbons. As there is so much to see the images are organised in a number of galleries.

Exterior and General Interior Views

Nave Decoration and Clerestory Statues

Chancel

Lady Chapel

Baptistry

Nave and Clerestory Stained Glass

Fittings and Furnishings

Stations of the Cross

St Barnabas, Raglan Way, Northolt Park

A suburban church facing a very quiet dual carriageway. It is by J. Harold Gibbons started in 1939 but not completed until after WW2 in 1954.

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St Jerome, Judge Heath Lane, Dawley

North west of Hayes a church of 1933 by J. Harold Gibbons. The tower forms an arch linking the church and its halls.

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St Augustine, Archway Road, Archway

A large church facing onto Archway Road just north of the bridge. It was designed by J.D. Sedding 1884-87, the nave completed by Henry Wilson with a west end of 1914-15 by J.H. Gibbons

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St Philip and St James, Whitwell Road, Plaistow

From 1954-55 by J. Harold Gibbons, in an area of housing just north of Barking Road.

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