All Saints Notting Hill
|All Saints Notting Hill|
Illustration of the interior of the newly completed church in 1866
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Website||All Saints Notting Hill|
|Associated people||Walter Passmore|
|Heritage designation||Grade II*|
|Designated||29 July 1949|
|Architect(s)||William White, with Sir George Gilbert Scott|
|Deanery||Kensington and Chelsea|
|Priest(s)||John Brownsell, SSC|
|Curate(s)||Reginald Duguid, SSC|
All Saints Notting Hill is a Church of England parish church in Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London. It is a Victorian Gothic Revival stone building with polychromatic decoration. The west tower has five stages with the stump of a spire, and the chancel has paintings by Henry Holiday.
Building of All Saints church was begun in 1852 for the Reverend Dr Samuel Walker, to designs by architect William White, working with Sir George Gilbert Scott. The church was to be the centerpiece of the development now known as Colville and Powis Squares. Walker was deeply religious and his vision was for a church without pew rents for the newly built neighbourhood.
Walker ran short of money and was eventually declared bankrupt. The building was left unfinished for several years, lacking a spire, and remaining unfurnished, in which time it was nicknamed "All-Sinners-in-the-Mud".
World War II and The Blitz
All Saints suffered serious bomb damage in The Blitz of World War II, along with neighbouring buildings including Pinehurst Court, at 1–9 Colville Gardens. The first bombs fell on 26 September 1940, and the church was hit again in March and June 1944. The Lady chapel and the south transept chapel were destroyed. Restoration work was completed in 1951.
From 1931 to 1961 the vicar was the flamboyant Fr John Twisaday, who established the high church worship tradition at All Saints. The present vicar is Fr John Brownsell SSC, who was inducted in 1976. All Saints' parish is part of the Anglo-Catholic Forward in Faith movement.
- 1861–85 John Light
- 1885–96 Robert Trench
- 1896–1907 Philip Herbert Learyk
- 1907–31 Herbert Ridley
- 1932–61 John Herbert Cloete Twisaday
- 1961–66 John Herbert Brewer
- 1966–67 John Henry Dixon
- 1967–74 Peter Clerk
- 1976– John Brownsell
- Pevsner 1952, p. 297.
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- Shepherd 1973, pp. 298–332.
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- Mitton 2007, p. 97.
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- Denny, Barbara (1993). Notting Hill and Holland Park Past. Historical Publications. p. 70. ISBN 0-948667-18-4.
- Mitton, Geraldine (2007). The Kensington District. Project Gutenberg. (EBook 21643)
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1952). London. The Buildings of England. 2 Except the Cities of London and Westminster. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-071006-X.
- Shepherd, FHW, ed. (1973). The Portobello and St Quintin estates. Survey of London. 37 Northern Kensington. London: London County Council. pp. 298–332.
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