St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

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St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
Location 32a Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 8SH
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Tradition Anglo-Catholic
Heritage designation Grade II*
Architect(s) Thomas Cundy the younger
Completed 1843
Vicar(s) The Revd Alan Gyle
Assistant priest The Revd Louis Darrant
Honorary priest(s) The Andrew Norwood
The Ven Nick Mercer
The Rt Revd Michael Colclough
The Revd Graham Palmer

St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge is a Grade II* listed Anglican church at 32a Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London.[1]


The church dates from 1843, during the incumbency of the Reverend W. J. E. Bennett. The architect was Thomas Cundy the younger.[2]

A memorial in St Paul's Church[3] commemorates 52 members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry who died on active service in World War II, carrying out secret intelligence work for the Special Operations Executive in occupied countries as well as providing transport drivers for the ATS. It includes three holders of the George Cross.

St Paul's sister-parish is the Church of St. Paul's, K street, in Washington DC in the United States.

American heiress Jennie Chuchill married British aristocrat George Cornwallis-West in this church.[4]


The elaborate and highly decorated building was the first church in London to manifest the principles and ideals of the Oxford Movement. The building was consecrated in 1843 and the chancel with its rood screen and striking reredos was added in 1892 by the noted church architect George Frederick Bodley who also decorated St Luke's Chapel.[where?][5]


  1. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Paul (1066084)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 26 September 2014 
  2. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, subscription-based online edition, retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Women's Transport Service | St Paul's Church Memorial, Belgravia, London". Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  4. ^ MacColl, Gail; Wallace, Carol McD. (2012). To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery. New York: Workman Publishing. p. 364. ISBN 9780761171959. OCLC 883485021. 
  5. ^ "History | St Paul's Church - Knightsbridge". Retrieved 30 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°30′05″N 0°09′21″W / 51.501449°N 0.155762°W / 51.501449; -0.155762