Christ Church, Brixton Road

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Christ Church, Brixton Road
Christ Church, North Brixton
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Location 96 Brixton Road, London SW9 6BE
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Founder(s) Rev William Mowll
Architect(s) Arthur Beresford Pite
Style Neo-Byzantine
Years built 1899 - 1902
Parish Brixton Road
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Southwark
Vicar(s) Rev Tim Jeffreys

Christ Church on Brixton Road in Lambeth SW9 is an Art Nouveau and Byzantine Revival Grade II* listed building[1] built in 1902[2] by Arthur Beresford Pite[1] for his brother-in-law, Rev William Mowll.[2] The foundation stone, by Edward Johnston, was cut by Eric Gill in 1902.[2] The church was consecrated by Edward Talbot, the Bishop of Rochester, on 5 December 1902.[3] The outside pulpit in the south-west corner was designed by Weir, Burrows and Weir and was dedicated on 3 November 1907.[3]

The present church was built on the site of an earlier chapel,[2] formerly the independent Holland Chapel, which was sold to Anglicans in 1835,[4] enlarged and renamed "Christ Church" in 1855[3] and demolished in 1899.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Christ Church, Lambeth". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 333. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  3. ^ a b c F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor) (1956). "Brixton: Lambeth Wick Estate". Survey of London: volume 26: Lambeth: Southern area. British History Online. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Brixton Road, Christ Church" (PDF). Former places of worship in the Diocese of Southwark. Anglican Diocese of Southwark. July 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′39″N 0°6′46″W / 51.47750°N 0.11278°W / 51.47750; -0.11278