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St George, Heathrow Airport

An underground chapel in the centre of the airport, it was built in 1968 by Jack Forrest. The three apses were originally designed for the C of E, Roman Catholic and Free Churches but now there is only a single sanctuary, a chapel and a baptistery.


St Dunstan, Cranford

Inside Cranford Park and just in Hillingdon Borough (other Cranford churches are in Hounslow Borough).The tower is 15th century, the nave of 1710. There have been restorations by J.L. Pearson and Martin Travers and one just completed in March 2013, the church is open most Saturdays. It was once next to the a great house but all that now remains are the stables. The rural charm is spoilt by the M4 thundering past a few yards away.

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St Nicholas, Raynton Drive, Yeading

A church of 1961 by Anthony Lewis , sharing many characteristics with the nearby St Edmund by the same architect.

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St Edmund, Yeading Lane, Yeading

By the main road from Hayes to Harrow is this church of 1961 by Anthony Lewis, it has many similarities with his other church in Yeading, St Nicholas. The glass is by Laurence Lee.

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St Raphael, Morrison Road, Yeading (Roman Catholic)

Serving a large local authority estate this is a church of 1960 by Justin Alleyn.

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St Giles, Ickenham

In the centre of a village now engulfed by suburbia. It is a small 14th century church, whose nave was extended westwards in 1958 by E.C. Butler in a totally traditional style. There is a wide brick aisle of 1575-80 by William Say and just west of that a tiny mortuary chapel of the mid 17th century.

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St Mary, Church Hill, Harefield

One of outer London’s most fascinating churches. It lies south of the village centre down a long driveway. The church is mainly 14th century, with a 13th century chancel.The tower and north aisle are 16th century. However the interior is the a main feature, there are plaster ceilings from the 18th century by Henry Keene, a chancel crammed full of monuments and raised so high above the nave to accommodate a mausoleum that the three decker pulpit hardly shows above its floor. Most monuments are to the Newdigate family from the 15th to the 19th century.

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St Paul, Merles Avenue, Harefield (Roman Catholic)

In the centre of the village, a church of 1964 by Broadbent, Hastings, Read & New of Twickenham, originally a dual purpose building but a separate hall was created in 1973-74.

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Holy Trinity, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood

Well west of the station and the town centre. This is a church of 1854 by S.S. Teulon, with a north aisle added by the Cutts Brothers in 1894 and a south aisle and west baptistery added in 1927 by W.C. Waymouth.

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Emmanuel, High Street, Northwood

Some way from the station, this is a large church of 1903 by Frank Elgood. A large western extension hides most of the west front, this is by Riley and Glanfield and dates from 1982. It forms part of a large evangelical complex.

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