St John on Bethnal Green

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St John on Bethnal Green
Church of St John on Bethnal Green
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View of St John on Bethnal Green
LocationBethnal Green,
London, E2
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipModern Catholic
Architect(s)Sir John Soane
Years built1826–28
View of St John on Bethnal Green from Roman Road.

St John on Bethnal Green is an early 19th-century church near Bethnal Green, London, England, and is located on the Green itself. It was constructed 1826–28 to the design of the architect Sir John Soane (1753–1837). It is an Anglican church in the Diocese of London.[1] The church is located near the Bethnal Green tube station, on Bethnal Green Road and Roman Road.

In 2000, the painter Chris Gollon gained a major commission from the Church of England for fourteen Stations of the Cross paintings for the church.[2] Gollon was a controversial choice, since he is not a practising Christian. In order to carry out the commission, and for consultation theological matters, he collaborated with Fr Alan Green, Rector of the church.[3]

The belfry provides an exhibition space for artists.[4]


  1. ^ "St John on Bethnal Green, Bethnal Green". The Church of England. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Stations of the Cross". St John on Bethnal Green. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ Pickeral, Tasmin (2010). Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art. Hyde & Hughes. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-9563851-0-9.
  4. ^ "St John on Bethnal Green". ArtRabbit. Retrieved 12 August 2012.

Coordinates: 51°31′39″N 0°03′18″W / 51.5276°N 0.0549°W / 51.5276; -0.0549