All Saints Church, Wandsworth

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All Saints Church, Wandsworth
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Location Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18 4LA
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Conservative evangelical
Architecture
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Administration
Parish All Saints, Wandsworth
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Wandsworth
Diocese Diocese of Southwark
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Revd Greg Prior
Curate(s) The Revd Ben Graham
Laity
Churchwarden(s) Claude Lobo and Olaniyi Ogunsina

All Saints Church, Wandsworth is a Grade II* listed church in Wandsworth High Street, London. It is a Church of England parish church, and the original parish church of Wandsworth.

Origins[edit]

There has been a church on the site since at least 1234, when John de Panormo was granted a dispensation 'to hold the Church of Wandsworth' as well as one in Italy.[1]

The present building[edit]

The present church originates from 1630.[2] However, only the tower actually dates from this period; the north aisle was built in 1716, while most of the remainder dates from the rebuilding of 1780. Further alterations and additions were made in the 19th century; these included the strengthening of the tower in 1841 to accommodate a new set of bells, and a new chancel by E. W. Mountford, completed in 1900.[1]

Today, All Saints shares its parish with the nearby church of Holy Trinity.[3]

Interior[edit]

The interior has Robert Adam-like columns of wood, painted as marble, with a frieze and enriched cornice. Some monuments from the original church still survive in the present building; these include a brass to a soldier of King Henry V, and monuments to Susannah Powell (1620) and Alderman Henry Smith (1627).[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Weinreb, Ben & Hibbert, Christopher (1992). The London Encyclopaedia (reprint ed.). Macmillan. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Wandsworth, All Saints - Wandsworth Deanery - The Diocese of Southwark". southwark.anglican.org. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Parish of Wandsworth - All Saints and Holy Trinity". Official website. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 51°27′27″N 0°11′43″W / 51.4576°N 0.1954°W / 51.4576; -0.1954