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Charing Cross Hospital Chapel, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith

In the south wing on the ground floor, it is part of the redevelopment of 1973 by Ralph Tubbs. The 3rd and 4th stained glass windows (chapel entrance) were designed by John Piper and made by Patrick Reyntiens, the first two in the sanctuary are by Alfred Fisher.

St Stephen, Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush

On the corner of Coverdale Road, west of the Green. A church by Anthony Salvin, dating from 1849-1850. The spire was damaged in WW2 and replaced by the copper cap. There were restorations in 1909 and 1987-1988.

St Augustine (Former), Lillie Road, Fulham (Demolished, former Mission Church now a Day Nursery)

There were two buildings on this site. The church by J.E.K. and J.P. Cutts dated from 1899 but was destroyed by WW2 bombing in October 1940. It had superseded a mission church of 1891-1892 which had been retained as a hall and which became the church. It closed in 1997 and was made redundant and is now a day nursery. The church site is now occupied by housing

St Simon, Rockley Road, Shepherds Bush

Just behind the Shepherds Bush shopping centre, a church of 1879-86 by Arthur Blomfield. The west end at ground floor level has been divided off to create a hall.


St Michael and St George, Commonwealth Avenue, White City

A short way down the road from the Roman Catholic church is this church of 1952-53 by Seely and Paget. The west end is a hall, that is separated by a roller shutter from the sanctuary. I have yet to be able to visit that part.

Ou Lady of Fatima, Commonwealth Avenue, White City (Roman Catholic)

On the White City estate a church of 1965-66 by Wilfrid Cassidy


St Saviour, Cobbold Road, Shepherds Bush

On the edge of Wendell Park at the western end of Shepherds Bush. The nave dates from 1888-89 by C.N. Tudor with the chancel added in 1894. A 1970 reordering by Norman Haines has meant that the western half of the nave is divided off as a nursery school and community centre, the sanctuary at the west end of the rump nave and the office in the sanctuary area which has gained an organ gallery.


St Matthew, Sinclair Road, Shepherds Bush

South of the green on a street corner, this is an early Arthur Blomfield church of 1870-71


St Augustine, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith (Roman Catholic)

Just south of the Hammersmith flyover, a church of 1915 by Robert L.Curtis. The painted Stations of the Cross were being re-lettered during my visit.


St Thomas of Canterbury, Rylston Road, Fulham (Roman Catholic)

The church and churchyard are surrounded by houses built after the church. It is one of A.W.N. Pugin’s few London churches and dates from 1847-48.  A 2010 reordering has reinstated 19th century style decoration and seating and created an outer north passage beyond the north aisle.