1911 St Mary Magdalene, Paddington: Victorian glory and 21st-century renewal

Monday 20 May 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Price for single attendee: £0.00

One of the greatest and most unusual churches of Victorian England, St Mary Magdalen’s was built in 1867–73 to designs by GE Street as a beacon of Anglo-Catholic faith in an area of great poverty. Apart from its striking architecture, it has carving by Earp, glass by Holiday and Heaton, Butler & Bayne, and, above all, magnificent ceiling decoration by Daniel Bell. The building was reopened late last year after a major, award-winning restoration and its decoration has now emerged resplendent once again from beneath 140 years of London grime. An extension by architects Dow Jones is helping to make the church a focus for its community. Geoff Brandwood will give a short illustrated presentation about GE Street, Fr Henry Everett will describe the intentions behind the works and lead a tour of this great building, and Biba Dow will talk about the work of her practice for the church. Light refreshments will be served, including a glass of wine. Meet at the church, Rowington Close, London W2 5TF. Tube: Royal Oak (5 mins walk). £18. Booking required.



Event code: 1911

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