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St Barnabas, Churchdown Road, Downham

One of several churches by Sir Charles Nicholson to serve the rapidly growing London County Council estates being built. A hall by him was built in 1926 and served as the church until the actual church was built in 1928.

St Mark, Baudwin Road/Castillon Road, North Downham

A small church of 1960 that replaced a 1948 building based on two Nissan huts serving the post WW2 prefab Excalibur Estate. That estate has now been largely redeveloped.

St Andrew, Sandhurst Road, Catford

A large suburban church of 1903-1904 by P.A. Robson on a hilltop some way from the town centre.

Holy Cross, Sangley Road, Catford (Roman Catholic)

One of many “Ellis” churches in south London, this is by F.W. Tasker and was built in 1903.

The Annunciation and St Augustine, Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham Hill (Roman Catholic)

A church of 1963 by Raglan Squire & Partners next to Beckenham Hill station.

St Saviour, Brockley Rise, Forest Hill

This church was begun in 1865-1866 to designs by W. Smith but was not completed until 1928. It was severely damaged in WW2 and was rebuilt by 1952 minus its south aisle and the eastern end of the chancel

St Laurence, Bromley Road, Catford

Catford town centre’s church, it replaced a nearby 19th-century church that was demolished. This building is by Ray Covell of Covell Mathews and Partners in 1967-1968. There is an octagonal church with an adjoining octagonal Lady Chapel topped by an open concrete spire.