A guide to over 400 Anglican and Roman Catholic churches of Greater London (excluding the City) celebrating their architectural variety and historic interest, and illustrated with over 1,000 colour photographs by the author.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to write the Foreword to this book, which covers so many of London’s fascinating and often over-looked churches, London’s parish churches are a vital part of its heritage, telling the story of the city, its people and their faith over many centuries. This book will encourage and appreciation of all they have to offer. … I hope that this book will enable many people to understand better the significance of ‘their’ church and those of other neighbourhoods and appreciate that the role they play in the townscapes reflects the time of their building.
From the Foreword by HRH The Duke of Gloucester
About the Author
Michael Hodges was educated at Eton College, where he was a King’s Scholar, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. He worked at the City for Morgan Grenfell and HSBC from 1973 to 2012.
He was Chairman of the Middle East Association 2010-2012. He is fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Trustee of the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, a Trustee of the Victoria County History of Wiltshire, a Trustee designate of Caritas Anchor House and a Knight of Grace and Devotion / Chancellor of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Foreword by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO
Introduction, Acknowledgements and Bibliography
Barking and Dageham
Hammersmith and Fulham
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames
Index of Churches
Endorsements and Reviews
A marvellous book.
Sir Roy Strong
What a good book. There are many half-hearted guides but this one is erudite and exhaustive.
Sir Simon Jenkins
An eye-opening revelation of the artistic wonders to be found in even humdrum corners of London.