St James' Church, Muswell Hill
|St James, Muswell Hill|
|Parish Church of St James with St Mattew|
|Location||St James Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DB|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Weekly attendance||500+ per Sunday, plus children|
|Architectural type||Perpendicular Gothic|
The original building was consecrated in 1842, and the church was extended in 1874. The foundation stone for the current building was laid in 1900, and the completed church was consecrated by the Bishop of London (Rev. Arthur Winnington-Ingram) on 30 June 1902.
The building was gutted by World War II bombing, and the restored church was rededicated in 1952. The church center building foundation stone was laid on 20 May 1994 and can viewed in the bookshop.
The Church spire was completed in 1910, the spire stands 300 ft above sea level-this is how the church got the name "Church on the Hill" The tower is 21 feet square and 80 feet high. On top if this the spire rises to another 82 feet and the total height to the top is 170 feet.
A church primary school was completed nearby in 1850. The new school now sits on Woodside Ave
Vicars of the Church
- 1842-1846 John Jackson (Later bishop of London)
- 1846-1876 James Browell
- 1876-1894 Ernest Peter Cachemaille
- 1894-1912 James Shearer Whichelow
- 1912-1931 Arthur Mercer
- 1931-1958 Ernest Ernold Dunn (Prebendary of St Pauls)
- 1958-1966 Norman Harold Bainbridge
- 1967-1977 William Sidney Allam (Prebendary of St Pauls)
- 1978-1992 Michael Bunker (Prebendary of St Pauls)
- 1993-2007 Alex Ross
- 2008-2013 Kim Swithinbank
- 2014–present Christopher Green
- "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36808). London. 1 July 1902. p. 5.
- St James website
- [St James Vicar Board in Tower entrance ]
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