Parish of Christ Church and St. John Clapham

Welcome to Christ Church and St. John, Clapham

A real sense of community, personality, warmth and belonging

 
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Your churches’ history

Christ Church Clapham

Built between 1861 and 1862 by architect Benjamin Ferrey, Christ Church is a beautiful example of Kentish ragstone construction. It’s a Grade 2 listed building and includes a chancel and a nave of five bays with aisles on each side. At the west end there are porches facing north and south, while at the east end of the north aisle is an organ chamber. On the south side is a small chapel. East of this are clergy and choir vestries and, further east, a passage giving access to a meeting room. At the East end is the alter around which we gather each Sunday.

Lovingly restored and upgraded

Over the last few years a lot of work has been carried out (including new heating and lighting) to make the church even more accessible and welcoming as well as providing an atmosphere of greater warmth, colour and beauty. The work has lovingly revealed some of the building’s original heritage features (see the interior of Christ Church at the top of this section). Enhancing our church has brought new energy and life to the place and made it an even more special place of worship for you.

St. John the Evangelist Clapham

Built a little earlier than Christ Church between 1840 and 1842 by architect Thomas Marsh Nelson, it’s also a Grade 2 listed building and was built as a chapel-of-ease in a classical style. It’s built around a plain brick box with a five-bay portico of Ionic fluted columns supporting a pediment, all in painted stucco, giving a striking look to the exterior. A sanctuary is sited against the east wall flanked by the main entrance and there’s an intimate Lady Chapel. There’s an extensive crypt extending across the whole of the building and accessed by a staircase.


Cultural Connections

This programme of arts events and learning marked the restoration of Christ Church Clapham with a year of activities at the heart of the community. We collected stories and memories from Christ Church’s congregation and Cultural Connections extended it, culminating in Mapping Lives in June 2019, a multimedia exhibition inspired by the heritage and diversity of our local community. Funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund and Christ Church St. John P.C.C. the huge digital map remains on display in the church. Please visit during office hours and see photos of the Mapping Lives exhibition preview on the Gallery page.


Links to what we believe

Affirming Catholicism find out more about inspiration and hope in the Anglican Communion.

Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision.

Women and the Church WATCH is a national organisation working actively for gender justice, equality and inclusion in the Church of England.


Parish Notices

25 August 2019 Tenth Sunday of Trinity

18 August 2019 Ninth Sunday of Trinity

11 August 2019 Eight Sunday of Trinity

4 August 2019 Seventh Sunday of Trinity

28 July 2019 Sixth Sunday of Trinity

21 July 2019 Fifth Sunday of Trinity

14 July 2019 Fourth Sunday of Trinity

07 July 2019 Third Sunday of Trinity

30 June 2019 Second Sunday of Trinity

26 May 2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter

19 May 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter

12 May 2019 Fourth Sunday of Easter

5 May 2019 Third Sunday of Easter with Baptism

28 April 2019 Second Sunday of Easter

21 April 2019 Easter Weekend

15 April 2019 Holy Week

14 April 2019 Palm Sunday

07 April 2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent - Passion Sunday

31 March 2019 Mothering Sunday

Eucharist Service Sheets

25 August 2019 Tenth Sunday of Trinity

18 August 2019 Ninth Sunday of Trinity

11 August 2019 Eight Sunday of Trinity

4 August 2019 Seventh Sunday of Trinity

28 July 2019 Sixth Sunday of Trinity

21 July 2019 Fifth Sunday of Trinity

14 July 2019 Fourth Sunday of Trinity

07 July 2019 Third Sunday of Trinity

30 June 2019 Second Sunday of Trinity

26 May 2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter

19 May 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter

12 May 2019 Fourth Sunday of Easter

5 May 2019 Third Sunday of Easter with Baptism

28 April 2019 Second Sunday of Easter

14 April 2019 Palm Sunday

07 April 2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent - Passion Sunday


Please click on the date above to download and read Parish notices and Eucharist services.