Thursday, March 20, 2014

St. John the Evangelist’s Church, Upper Norwood

St. John the Evangelist’s, Upper Norwood, in South London, is a beautiful Anglican Church. St John’s was described by one admirer as “the noblest structure ever raised since the Reformation”. Fashioned out of red brick and Dover stone, the church is large and wide with a shallow chancel and transepts. 

The interior is dominated by an immense decorated screen and lit by high clerestory windows with attractive Y-tracery. The screen reminds the visitor of the ancient screens, predating the icon screens, found in Orthodox Churches. The screen, together with the large cross, are two of the main features which attract the visitor upon entering this large church building. 

1 comment:

  1. A church I shall make a point of visiting on my next trip to London. The photographs do it proud. I trust the parish is well supported.