Parish Churches of Greater London: A Guide

By Michael Hodges

A fully illustrated guide to the Anglican and Roman Catholic parish churches of Greater London, describing their historical and architectural significance.

ISBN: 9780946694082
 

Description

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

Additional information

Dimensions244 × 170 mm
Pages452
Illustrationscolour
Format

Paperback

Trade InformationLGEN

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.

Contents

Foreword by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO
Introduction, Acknowledgements and Bibliography

Barking and Dageham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster

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.
Country Life