Church of the Sacred Heart, Camberwell

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A view toward the altar of the Church of the Sacred Heart in 2017

The Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic church on Knatchbull Road and Camberwell New Road in Camberwell, south east London, SE5.

The first church on this site was destroyed by enemy action during The Blitz between 8–9 October 1941.[1]

The church was built between 1952 and 1958 in the Moderne style and has been listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England since 2015.[2] The foundation stone of the present church had been laid by Cyril Cowderoy on 19 April 1952.[1]

The devotional Stations of the Cross sculptures of Sacred Heart were supplied by Burns & Oates and are placed above the side aisles of the church. The individual Stations of the Cross are made using the opus sectile technique, inlaid on a gold mosaic background.[2]


  1. ^ a b Denis Evinson (1998). Catholic Churches of London. A&C Black. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-85075-819-8.
  2. ^ a b Historic England, "Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart (1422505)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 3 October 2017

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Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°05′50″W / 51.4748°N 0.0971°W / 51.4748; -0.0971