The Churches of Britain and Ireland

 

Chelsea, Greater London                                               

Chelsea on Wikipedia.


Chelsea Barracks Chapel. Because of the on-going (2009) redevelopment of this site, Gervase had to take his photos through gaps in the fencing. Two further views - 1, 2. Both © Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link to a news story about the development.

Chelsea Community Church, on Edith Grove. TQ 263 775. © Andrew Ross.

Chelsea Church. The church in this engraving shows Chelsea Church in 1865. It closely resembles Chelsea Old Church, destroyed in WWII, and later re-built. Can you confirm that they are one and the same? From Colin Waters' Collection. Link (Chelsea Old Church). Howard Richter has drawn my attention to the history page on the Old Church website (here), which explains that the church was re-built to be a close copy of the old building - so they are effectively the same. A modern view. One of the chapels of the old building was built as the private chapel for Sir Thomas More, hence this statue. TQ 271 776. Both © Martin Richter (2012).

Moravian Church on Fetter Lane (off the Kings Road). To quote from Andrew - "Puzzled by this. This is marked as a burial ground on the OS map and the site consists of a peaceful garden, just off the King’s Road, with a set of buildings at the top – importantly, the entrance has a ‘Moravian Church’ sign. None of the building resembled a ‘church’ in any way, shape or form, and oddly enough no-one present, in the only building that was occupied, even realised that a church was on site. Anyway, I finally found someone who appeared to know a little bit about the church and he assured me that the building in the photo is where they hold their services." Can you confirm that this is indeed a church? © Andrew Ross.
Gervase N. E. Charmley has been in touch to confirm that this is indeed the church. The original building on Fetter Lane was destroyed in WWII; subsequently the congregation moved to the present building, which was on the churches burial ground.

St. Luke on Sydney Street. © Christopher Skottowe (1966).

 

 
 


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14 November 2015

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