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St Philip the Apostle, Coombe Lane, Sydenham

This building of 1982 by Nigel Melhuish replaces a previous church of 1864-1867. The worship area is extendable into a hall and an intermediate space between them. The calvary and war memorial triptych are from the previous building.

All Saints, Trewsbury Road, Sydenham

An unfinished church, of which only the west front is visible close-up. It was built in 1903 by G.F. Fellowes Prynne but only three nave bays were built and this was finished off with a temporary wall and narthex which form the view from the street.

Holy Trinity, Trinity Walk, Sydenham Park

Down a driveway between houses, this is a former church hall of 1925 by E.C. Christmas. It replaced a demolished church in 1982.

Church of the Resurrection, Kirkdale, Sydenham (Roman Catholic)

A small street corner church by Broadbent, Hastings, Reid & Todd and dating from 1974

Our Lady and St Phillip Neri, Sydenham Road, Sydenham (Roman Catholic)

Alongside the road, this church is of 1957-59 by Walters & Kerr Bate, with the tower added in 1961, it replaced a building destroyed in WW2.

St Bartholomew, Westwood Hill, Sydenham

Famously shown in a painting by Pissarro. The church was designed by Lewis Vulliamy and built in 1827-32. In 1852 Edwin Nash added the chancel and in 1883 he widened the north aisle, most of which is now partitioned off as a hall area. The reredos was added by Henry Wilson in 1905.