The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Chelsea, Greater London
Chelsea Barracks Chapel. Because of the on-going (2009) redevelopment of this site, Gervase had to take his photos through gaps in the fencing. Two further views - 1, 2. All © Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link to a news story about the development.
Chelsea Community Church, on Edith Grove. TQ 263 775. © Andrew Ross.
Chelsea Church. The church in this engraving shows Chelsea Church in 1865. It closely resembles Chelsea Old Church, destroyed in WWII, and later re-built. Can you confirm that they are one and the same? From Colin Waters' Collection. Link (Chelsea Old Church). Howard Richter has drawn my attention to the history page on the Old Church website (here), which explains that the church was re-built to be a close copy of the old building - so they are effectively the same. A modern view. One of the chapels of the old building was built as the private chapel for Sir Thomas More, hence this statue. TQ 271 776. Both © Martin Richter (2012).
Moravian Church on Fetter Lane
(off the Kings Road).
To quote from Andrew - "Puzzled by this. This is marked as a
burial ground on the OS map and the site consists of a peaceful garden, just
off the King’s Road, with a set of buildings at the top – importantly, the
entrance has a ‘Moravian Church’ sign. None of the building resembled a ‘church’ in any way, shape or form, and oddly
enough no-one present, in the only building that was occupied, even realised
that a church was on site. Anyway, I finally found someone who
appeared to know a little bit about the church and he assured me that the
building in the photo is where they hold their services." Can you confirm that this is indeed a church?
© Andrew Ross.
The former St. Mark (1841) on Fulham Road was chapel to the College of St. Mark and St. John, as seen by the Streetview van in 2019. Another Streetview from the same year. TQ 2601 7746. News article about its conversion to residential use. Grade II listed.
04 March 2023
© Steve Bulman