St Stephen's Church, Westbourne Park

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St Stephen's Church, Westbourne Park
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St Stephen's Church, Westbourne Park
Coordinates: 51°31′5″N 0°11′38″W / 51.51806°N 0.19389°W / 51.51806; -0.19389
LocationWestbourne, London
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Websiteststephens.london
Administration
DeaneryWestminster Paddington
ArchdeaconryCharing Cross
DioceseDiocese of London

St Stephen's Church, Westbourne Park, is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in London.

History[edit]

St Stephen's Church dates from 1856. It was designed by the architect brothers Frederick John and Horace Francis, who designed at least 20 other churches around London – only St Stephen’s is believed to still be in existence. Many changes have been made to the church over the years, the most notable being the removal of a tall spire. The latter was removed following World War II when it was deemed unsafe.[2]

The church, both exterior and interior, appears in the 1954 Adelphi feature film The Crowded Day.[3]

Vicars[edit]

Organ[edit]

The organ dates from 1866 by William Hill. There have been subsequent modifications by Hill, Norman and Beard. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England : London (except the Cities of London and Westminster): Nikolaus Pevsner.
  2. ^ http://www.ststephens.london/about-us/history/
  3. ^ Tunstill, John & Brian; James, Simon; Wilkinson, Phil; Lovejoy, Simon (2015). "Film: Crowded Day, The". ReelStreets.com. Reel Streets – Worldwide Film Locations. p. 2. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
  4. ^ http://npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=D02504