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St Mary's Church, Summerstown

Condition report and proposals , 2006

View of church in 2006
View of church in 2006

The church was designed by Godfrey Pinkerton and built from 1902-04. The style is eclectic, with sources as diverse as Byzantine, Renaissance, the Arts & Crafts movement and comtempoary American architects such as Louis Sullivan.

The church was to have had a brick tower, but construction was not continued above the organ loft.

There is interesting stained glass, including an east window made by Morris & Co to a design by Burne Jones.

The church was considered for redundancy in 1990. Radical alteration proposals (including partial demolition or subdivision) were considered but rejected. The church is listed Grade II.

View of interior in 2006
Interior in 2006

I carried out a quinquenntial survey in 2006, which found that some repairs to the brickwork and windows and other areas is now required.

Fundraising to carry out the repairs is now underway.

To make a donation to the repair fund, contact: Rev Dr Roger Ryan, The Vicarage, St Mary's Church, Wimbledon Road, London SW17. Tel: 020 8946 9853.


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Perspective by Pinkerton showing tower
Perspective by Pinkerton showing tower
Plan of church