Christ Church, Barnet

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Christ Church, Barnet.
First World War wall monument

Christ Church, Barnet, is a Church of England church in St Albans Road, Chipping Barnet.

History[edit]

The church was built between and 1845 and 1852 and designed by George Gilbert Scott.[1][2] It has been grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England since November 1982.[1]

William Pennefather (1816-1873), the leading evangelist and author of several well-known hymns, was vicar here from 1852 to 1864, just after the village had been linked to central London by train. During those years the vicarage at Christ Church was a recognised centre of the evangelical movement.[citation needed]

Graves[edit]

The church's cemetery is on the opposite (western) side of St Albans Road, a short distance to the north, and contains a number of war graves.[3] A memorial to former pupils of Barnet Boys School who died in the Second Boer War stands near the church.[4] There is also a wall monument to deaths in the First World War, inside the church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Christ Church (1064856)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 June 2017 
  2. ^ Christ Church Barnet. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ BARNET (CHRIST CHURCH) BURIAL GROUND. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England, "Barnet Boer War Memorial (1444997)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 June 2017 

External links[edit]

Media related to Christ Church, Barnet at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°39′31″N 0°12′16″W / 51.6587°N 0.2044°W / 51.6587; -0.2044