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St Sarkis, Iverna Gardens, Kensington (Armenian Apostolic Orthodox)

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.

St Wilfrid, Lorrimore Road, Kennington Park

Only the entrance end faces the street. The church dates from 1915 and is by F.A. Walters.

Our Lady of Dolours, Fulham Road (Roman catholic)

The tower is all that can be seen from Fulham Road, this fronts a long passage of 1880 that leads to a narthex of 1894 by C.A. Hansom that was added to the church of 1874-86 by J.A. Hansom.

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St Barnabas, Addison Road, Kensington

Designed 1825, but built 1827-29 to designs by Lewis Vulliamy.

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The Assumption, Kensington Square (Roman Catholic)

Just behind the old Barker’s store on the High Street. It dates from 1870-75 and is by George Goldie. All pictures are from the west end which is locked off behind a glass screen.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Kensington Church Street (Roman Catholic)

One of Giles Scott’s last buildings dating from 1954-59.  A large building just up the road from St Mary Abbots.

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St Philip, Earls Court Road, Kensington

Halfway between Kensington and Earl’s Court. Designed by T. Johnson and built in 1857-58. In 1863 the south aisle was widened and a south transept added. The interior has been much divided leaving a smaller worship area in the nave and north aisle. The reredos now in the north aisle is by Walter Tapper. The pulpit has been moved back behind the altar and the east and west window glass are displayed against lightboxes.

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Our Lady of Victories, High Street, Kensington (Roman Catholic)

Just behind the west end of Kensington’s shopping area. It is a large church of 1955-58 by Adrian Scott. The north east chapel is by Archard & Partners.

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Christ Church, Victoria Road, Kensington

Hidden away in back streets but with a churchyard. It was built 1850-51 and designed by Benjamin Ferrey. Some of the west end is now partitioned off.

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St Stephen, Gloucester Road, Kensington

By Joseph Peacock 1866-67. The interior decoration has been replaced by orange paint.

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