St Matthias Church, Richmond

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St Matthias, Richmond
St Matthias Church Richmond Greater London front view.jpg
St Matthias from the front
St Matthias Church, Richmond is located in Greater London
St Matthias Church, Richmond
Location in Greater London
Coordinates: 51°27′24″N 0°17′45″W / 51.4567°N 0.2958°W / 51.4567; -0.2958
OS grid reference TQ 18504 74455
Location Richmond, London
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II listed building[1]
Architect(s) George Gilbert Scott
Style Victorian Gothic
Completed 1857
Parish Richmond St Mary Magdalene with St Matthias and St John the Divine
Deanery Richmond & Barnes
Archdeaconry Wandsworth
Diocese Southwark
Vicar(s) Revd David Gardiner[2]

St Matthias Church is an Anglican church in Richmond, London. Built in the Victorian Gothic style in 1857, and described by Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner as "the grandest church in Richmond",[3] it has been designated a Grade II listed building by Historic England.[1] The architect was George Gilbert Scott.[3]

The church is located at the top of Richmond Hill at the intersection of Friars Stile Road, Kings Road, and Church Road. At 195 feet (59 m), the spire of the church is a familiar landmark for miles around.

The church was renovated in the 1970s. The architects were Hutchison, Locke & Monk.[3]

St Matthias is part of the Richmond Team Ministry, which also includes the churches of St John the Divine and St Mary Magdalene.[4]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Matthias (1065377)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Revd David Gardiner". Meet the Team. Richmond Team Ministry. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. pp. 518–9. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  4. ^ "Our churches". Richmond Team Ministry. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

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