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Cornerstone Church, Canterbury Road, Leytonstone

A church of 1998 that replaces St Catherine of 1893 (now an Elim Pentecostal church) and St. Paul’s Leyton of 1907 (but a slightly earlier mission church). It is a complex of rooms, offices, etc with a large worship space on the ground floor.

Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow (Roman Catholic)

A typical 20th century Roman Catholic basilica by Benedict Williamson from 1908.

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St Michael, Palmerston Road, Walthamstow

A large anglo-catholic church north-west of the town centre. By J.M. Bignall 1884-85. Much of the glass is by Hardman.

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St Luke, Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow

In back streets just north of the town centre and now disused was and up for sale (May 2013) when originally photographed. It is now used by the Ruach City Church, an evangelical organisation. It was built in 1901-02 by Bottle and Olley. The chancel was extended in 1923. The first 4 pictures show it in September 2019, the remainder are from 2013.

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St John, Chingford Road, Walthamstow

A large, now much internally divided, church by H.P. Burke-Downing by 1924-26. The lower floor is now a series of halls and rooms with a worship area above the nave arcades.

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St Andrew, Church Road, Higham Hill, Walthamstow

A small church centre shared by Anglicans and Baptists in the north western part of Walthamstow. The current worship area as built in 1988 but can be extended into what is now a hall that was built in the 1970s. It replaced an early 20th century church on an adjacent site and a nearby Baptist chapel. The reading desk is from that chapel, the font from the old church. There is also an immersion font.


St Mary with St Edward and St Luke, Leyton

A much altered building. The tower is of 1658, the church was repaired by Jesse Gibson in 1794, the south aisle added by John Shaw 1822 and all restored 1929-32 by J.Andrew Minty.

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Our Lady and St George, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow (Roman Catholic)

Dating from 1995 by Plater, Inkpen, Vale and Downie. A bright and attractive interior.

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St Mary, Church Lane, Walthamstow

The parish church is in the heart of the Walthamstow conservation area. It is a medieval church refaced in 1817-18 by Charles Bacon. The church was re-ordered and a new extension was built reopening in 2023. The church has a huge collection of memorials, the largest of which are no longer enclosed in railings. A few images of the church prior to these changes are at the end of this entry.


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St Gabriel, Havant Road, Walthamstow

From 1884-84 designed by J.T. Bressey It is north east of the town centre.

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