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Kings Cross Church, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross

A plant from St Mary, Bryanston Square which had been worshipping in a pentecostal Ethiopean church along the road. They have recently acquired and adapted a building of 1923, which was the Luciana Temperance Billiard Hall with a shop underneath, into a multi-purpose space (worship area on the 1st floor, offices and meeting rooms). Its last use was as The Poor School, a drama school that opened in 1986 and closed in July 2018.

Chapel, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Holborn

This is the chapel of the world-famous children’s hospital in central London. The chapel was designed by Edward Barry in 1876 as part of the original buildings. It was moved in 1994 to be next to new buildings from 1991-1993. It is richly decorated with marble, alabaster, wall paintings and stained glass by Clayton & Bell, all combine to create a stunning miniature church. It cannot be seen from outside the hospital but is behind and to the left of the main reception.

St Mary with St George, Sandwich Street, St Pancras (German Lutheran Church)

This is an amalgamation of the congregations of St George in Whitechapel and St Mary-le-Savoy. The current building dates from 1974-1979 and is in the basement of the International Lutheran Studen Centre. The architect was Ekkehard Weisner of Maguire & Murray. The arched windows at pavement level form the clerestory of the church.

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.

Gray’s Inn Chapel, Gray’s Inn, Holborn

An insignificant-looking exterior, it was rebuilt by Edward Maufe after WW2 damage. Pre-war glass survives as it was taken out for protection and includes windows by Selwyn Image and Christopher Whall.

Lincoln’s Inn Chapel, Lincoln’s Inn, Holborn

One of the four inns of court. The chapel was rebuilt in 1619-1623 to designs by the mason John Clark. The east window and roof were renewed by James Wyatt in 1795-1796, Samuel Salter reconstructed the roof in 1882 and added the west bay and frontage.

St Mary, Priory Road, Kilburn

On the corner of Abbey Road and Priory Road a little way east of the High Road. It was designed by F. & H. Francis and built 1857-62. The east window is by Clayton and Bell, much other glass was lost in WW2 but windows from the redundant All Souls, Loudon Road have been reset in some of the space left.


Our Lady of Hal, Arlington Road, Camden Town (Roman Catholic)

Near the centre of Camden, this is a church of 1933 by Wilfrid C. Mangan. It was commissioned by a Belgian order, though it is now an ordinary parish church.


St Luke, Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead

In the north west of Hampstead, almost on the Finchley Road. This is a suburban church of 1897-99 by Basil Champneys.


St Peter, Belsize Square, Belsize Park

Built in 1858-59 in a typical London ragstone style by W.Mumford to which J.P. St Aubyn added a chancel porch in 1875.