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Luther-Tyndale Memorial Church, Leigh Crescent, Kentish Town (Evangelical Lutheran Church of England)

Built in 1938 to replace an older church called Immanuel. The site was previously  Lord Leighton’s Music Hall.

St Barnabas (former), Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town (now Cathedral of St Andrew, Greek Orthodox)

Built 1884-85 by Ewan Christian. It became a Greek Orthodox church in 1957 and a Cathedral in 1970. In contrast to the plain exterior the interior walls and ceilings are completely decorated with colourful and impressive paintings of Biblical scenes. Although I was able to take a set of interior photographs the priest present requested that they are not published.


St John the Baptist (former), Highgate Road, Kentish Town (now Christ Apostolic)

A nedieval chapel was replaced by this church designed by James Wyatt in 1782-84. Its Palladian appearance was drastically changed by J.H. Hakewill who altered it to a Neo-norman building in 1843-45, adding the east end and towers to replace a portico facing the street. It was declared redundant in 1993, was derelict and used for raves before being taken over by the Nigerian Christ Apostolic church.


St Anargyre Cosmas and Damian, Gordon House Road, Kentish Town (Greek Orthodox)

Just off Highgate Road, a small church from the late 19th century, which became a Greek Orthodox church in 1967 having been built as a Catholic Apostolic church.


St Benet and All Saints, Lupton Street, Kentish Town

A large church in suburban streets. It was designed by Cecil Hare, who had worked with Bodley. The east end is of 1908 and the nave 1928, replacing one of 1884-85.


St Luke, Osney Crescent/Caversham Road, Kentish Town

Built 1867-69, the first church by Basil Champneys, with a tall tower at the east end. It was declared redundant in 1991 but since 2011 it has housed an evangelical CoE congregation


Holy Trinity, Clarence Way, Kentish Town

By Thomas Wyatt and David Brandon 1849-50. Hidden away in back streets and behind railway arches.

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Our Lady of Help of Christians, Kentish Town (Roman Catholic)

Built as a Methodist church 1864-67 by John Tarring, but taken over by the Roman Catholic church in 1969. It still looks  almost  as much Methodist as Catholic in layout.


St Silas, St Silas Place, Kentish Town

One of the “highest” Anglican churches in London. It was designed by Ernest Shearman and built in 1911-12. The contents are a remarkable collection of furnishings and decorations. The banners and the triptych are by Nina Somerset, who also added the painted colour to the Stations of the Cross.

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