1862 Building

The building of Christ Church Southgate 1862Christ Church was built in 1862. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the early English architectural style, it has a large chancel which is integrated with the nave by a high chancel arch. Scott was particularly influenced by the ‘decorated’ Gothic style of the late 13th and early fourteenth century which is reproduced in small scale in Christ Church Southgate. The building is listed as Grade II* and includes Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows by the Morris firm with designs by William Morris, Burne Jones and Rossetti.

In 1859, the vicar, the Rev. James Baird held a meeting to consider the building of a new church to replace the Weld Chapel and accommodate the growing congregation. As a son-in-law of the Walker family, he was in a good position to direct their charitable efforts to the building of the new church. The church was built by public subscription and with the help of the Walker family.

The cornerstone of the church was laid on Saturday, 29th June 1861 and the new church was consecrated on 17th July 1862 by the Lord Bishop of London, Dr.Tait (later Archbishop of Canterbury). It was constructed in just over a year and cost £11,689.5s.8p. (from Dennis Willcocks – A History of Christ Church Society of Bellringers) Christ Church West DoorThe Weld Chapel was demolished in 1863 and its site remains marked in the old churchyard outside the West Door of the church (the enclosed area for burying cremated remains roughly delineates its ‘footprint’).

  • Sunday Services


    08:00 Eucharist
    10:00 Sung Eucharist
    18:30 Evensong

    Tuesday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    17:30 Evening Prayer
    19:30 Eucharist
    20.00 Healing Service (1st Tuesday monthly)

    Wednesday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    11:00 Eucharist
    17:30 Evening Prayer

    Thursday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    12:30 Eucharist
    17:30 Evening Prayer

    Friday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    17:30 Evening Prayer

    Saturday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    09:00 Eucharist