St Matthew's, Bethnal Green

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St Matthew Bethnal Green
Church of St Matthew Bethnal Green
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View of St Matthew Bethnal Green
Location St Matthew's Row, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 6DT
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo-Catholic (Inclusive Church)[1]
Architect(s) George Dance the Elder (1743-6); T. E. Knightley (1859-61); J. Anthony Lewis (1958-61)
Years built 1746, 1861 (following fire damage), 1961 (following damage in WWII)
Diocese London

St Matthew's, Bethnal Green, is an 18th-century church in Bethnal Green, London, England. It is an Anglican church in the Diocese of London.[2]

History of the building[edit]

The architect of the original church (1743-6) was George Dance the Elder.[3] The church was remodelled by TE Knightley (1861) after a fire,[3] and rebuilt following World War II damage by J Anthony Lewis of Michael Tapper & Lewis,[3] who commissioned the sculptor Don Potter to create Stations of the Cross.[4]


  1. ^ "Parish life". St Matthew's Church, Bethnal Green. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "S Matthew, Bethnal Green". The Church of England. Retrieved 11 January 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Cherry, Bridge; O'Brien, Charles; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2005). The Buildings of England. London 5: East. Yale University Press. p. 554. ISBN 0300107013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Light, Vivienne (2002). Don Potter: an inspiring century. Brook, New Forest, Hampshire: Canterton Books. p. 166, note 9. ISBN 0-9541627-1-4. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′31″N 0°4′2″W / 51.52528°N 0.06722°W / 51.52528; -0.06722