Richmond Green United Reformed Church
|Richmond Green United Reformed Church|
|OS grid reference||TQ6009776186|
|Weekly attendance||35 adults|
|Former name(s)||Richmond Presbyterian Church|
|Minister(s)||Rev Kristin Ofstad|
|Parish administrator||T A Hunter (Secretary)|
Richmond Green United Reformed Church, previously Richmond Presbyterian Church, was formed in 1877. The church was previously located on Little Green, close to Richmond Green, in a Grade II listed building designed in a Gothic Revival style by William Wallace in 1883 and built from 1884 to 1885. That building remains but has been adapted for residential use.
The church became a United Reformed Church (URC) in 1972, following the union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church of England and Wales.
Since October 2006 the congregation of Richmond Green United Reformed Church has been meeting for worship in a new building in Quadrant Road, behind the previous church building. It has been joined by members of the former East Sheen United Reformed Church, a congregation dating from the 17th century, which had previously been meeting in a building in Vernon Road, dating from 1902. Designed by F C Howgate and originally known as the Congregational Church, East Sheen, it was noted for its Doulton terracotta work and plaques. The London Borough of Richmond granted planning permission in March 2012 for the conversion of the first floor Sunday school building to provide five self-contained flats.
Services are held on Sunday mornings at 11.00am. A Bible study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 10:00am.
Quadrant Hall, on the ground floor of the church, hosts free English classes, private weddings and other functions, a number of yoga and ballet classes, and meetings of the Richmond Street Pastors, an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets.
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