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Christ Church, Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7EE

An impressively bulky church side on to the Broadway, next to ASDA. It was designed by a William Knight of Nottingham 1872-79.

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St Mary, Wickham Street, Welling

North west of the town centre, a prominent church of 1954 by Thomas F. Ford. The large ascension is by Hans Feibusch, the paintings above the passage aisles and stained glass were designed by Clare Dawson.

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Christ the Saviour (former St Michael), Upper Wickham Lane, East Wickham (Greek Orthodox)

The original 13th century parish church of East Wickham, replaced in 1935 by the current St Michael. It was made redundant in 1973 and has been used by a Greek Orthodox congregation since 1974. Many fittings were moved into St Michael but for obvious reasons wall paintings remain.

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St Michael, Upper Wickham Lane, East Wickham

In a large shared church yard, this building replaced the medieval church which is now the Greek Orthodox church of Christ the Saviour. It was designed by Thomas F. Ford and built in 1933.

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St Andrew, Brampton Road, Bostall Heath

A suburban church of 1956-57, replacing a wooden church of 1935.

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St. Thomas More, Long Lane, Bostall Park (Roman Catholic)

A small suburban church of 1951 replacing a temporary building of 1936. The architect is attributed to “Glover” other names unknown.

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St Peter, Pickford Lane, Bexleyheath

A suburban church in the northern part of Bexleyheath. It was designed by Thomas F. Ford and built in 1957. A small chapel which is kept open is attached at the rear.

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St Martin, Erith Road, Barnehurst

A basilica of 1936 not far from Bexleyheath bus garage. The architect was P.M. Andrews.

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St Mary of the Crays, Old Road, Crayford (Roman Catholic)

Almost opposite St Paulinus this church was built in 1972-73 to designs by W. Brian Mead replacing a church of 1842, demolished in 1974. The organ, some stained glass and altar rails were retained from the old church.

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St Paulinus, Crayford

High on a ridge above the town centre and visible from a long way off. The interior is unusual as it is a double naved church with a chancel lined up 50/50 with each nave so the arcade dies into the apex of the chancel arch. The building is Norman with much 15th century enlargement and a restoration of 1862 by J.Clarke.The stained glass is mainly of 1953-55 by Hugh Easton.

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