St Paul's Church, New Southgate

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St Paul's Church, New Southgate
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Interior of St Paul's Church following restoration of the sanctuary in 2014
Location Woodland Road, New Southgate, London, N11 1PN
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Modern Catholic
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Architect(s) Sir George Gilbert Scott
Parish St. Paul, New Southgate
Deanery Central Barnet
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Hampstead
Episcopal area Edmonton Episcopal Area
Diocese Diocese of London
Bishop(s) The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker (AEO)
Vicar(s) Fr Mark McAulay SSC
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The Parish Church of Saint Paul is a Church of England parish church in New Southgate, London Borough of Barnet, London.[1]


The church originated in 1870 as a mission to the new district of Colney Hatch by the assistant curate of Christ Church, Southgate. The church was built in 1873.[2] In 1873 it became a consolidated chapelry, formed from Southgate and Friern Barnet parishes, with the vicar of Southgate as Patron of the new living. Attendance on census Sunday 1903 was 206 in the morning and 265 in the evening.

The Anglo-Catholic character of St. Paul's (which continues to the present day) began with the introduction of High Mass in 1914. Services were held in a temporary building in Ely Place until a church was built on land between Betstyle Road (later High Road) and Woodland Road probably given by G. Knights Smith, one of the largest subscribers.

The foundation stone was laid in 1872 and the church, built of stone in the Early English style under the direction of Sir George Gilbert Scott, was consecrated in 1873. It consists of chancel with north and south chapels and south bell turret and aisled nave. The fabric, which was severely damaged by bombing in 1944, was restored by R. S. Morris by 1957.

A stone vicarage, built in Woodland Road opposite the church in 1878-80, was demolished in 1964, and was replaced by a purpose-built vicarage on land in the churchyard, to the west of the church.

A parish hall was built to the north of the church in 1908.

Present day[edit]

St Paul's stands in the Modern Catholic tradition of the Church of England.[3] As the parish rejects the ordination of women, it receives alternative episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Fulham (currently Jonathan Baker).[4]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  3. ^ "The Parish of St. Paul, New Southgate". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "St Paul's, New Southgate". See of Fulham. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to St Paul New Southgate at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°36′55″N 0°08′29″W / 51.61541°N 0.14144°W / 51.61541; -0.14144