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St John's Wood Church, London

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St John's Wood Church is a Church of England parish church in St John's Wood, London. The church is located on Lord's Roundabout, between Lord's Cricket Ground and Regent's Park, and has a Grade II* listing. The parish is in the Archdeaconry of Charing Cross, in the deanery of Westminster St Marylebone.
St John’s Wood Church started life as a chapel of ease to St Marylebone Parish Church, and was constructed in 1814 by Thomas Hardwick, who was simultaneously constructing the current St Marylebone Church. Although the church originally had extensive burial grounds, these were closed in 1855 and opened as a public garden, St. John's Wood Church Grounds, in 1886. In 1898 the building became a chapel of ease to Christ Church on Cosway Street, and increasingly became the centre of administration for the parish.
After bomb damage during the Second World War rendered St Stephen's, Avenue Road unusable, St John's Wood Church became a parish church in its own right in 1952. As well as holding regular services for the community, the church has hosted the wedding of Peggy Cripps to Joe Appiah in June 1953, the blessing of the marriage of Paul and Linda McCartney in 1969, and the funeral of Ursula Vaughan Williams in 2007.
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  • Worth a look while checking out the pretty gardens next door. Also have a look at the St George and dragon monument. Close to Lords and a good way to fill in time before cricket  more »
  • This is a beautiful church in a great location. We came for a wedding and it was wonderful. The church has a great history.  more »
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  • Dissapointed. This church is supposed to be open to the public to visit during the day to light candles etc, I visited today at 3.30pm there was only one light on, so the large space was very dark and not suitable for reading the Bible or safely lighting candles. The vicar told me that the space is intentionally left dark in order for people to pray! not read the word of God. Also I was told to read the Bible at the back of the room because it was too much of an effort to turn all of the lights on. Despite the open doors, I don't believe this church is interested in welcoming Christians. However there's plenty of donation envelopes and leaflets in their lobby to add to their church fund. False prophets give the house of God a bad name.
  • A beautiful church inside and out
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