First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond
First Church of Christ Scientist Richmond - geograph.org.uk - 1070610.jpg
The church from the northwest
51°27′39″N 0°18′01″W / 51.4609°N 0.3003°W / 51.4609; -0.3003Coordinates: 51°27′39″N 0°18′01″W / 51.4609°N 0.3003°W / 51.4609; -0.3003
Location Richmond, London
Country England, United Kingdom
Denomination Christian Science
Website www.fccsrichmond.org.uk
Architecture
Functional status active
Architect(s) W Braxton Sinclair and Barton[1]
Groundbreaking 1939
Completed 1953

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond, is a church on Sheen Road, Richmond, London. It is a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1879.[2]

Architecture[edit]

It was built between 1939 and 1953; the architects were W Braxton Sinclair[1] (who also designed the Grade II listed[3] First Church of Christ Scientist, Bromley)[4] and Barton.[1] Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner describe it as having "heavily modelled red brickwork, with some free Baroque details".[1]

Services and activities[edit]

On Sunday mornings there is a church service and also a Sunday school for people under 20. A weekly testimony meeting is held on Wednesdays evenings.[2]

The building includes a reading room.[2]

The church is registered as a place of worship in accordance with the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855; its number on the register is 81398.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 519. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  2. ^ a b c "Welcome". First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "First Church of Christ Scientist, Bromley". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Art Deco Buildings: London examples". London Footprints. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Registered in accordance with the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (Number in Worship Register: 81398; Name: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond; Address: 35 Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1AD; Denomination: Christian Scientists). Retrieved 20 January 2013. (Archived version of list)

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