St John’s Wood Church on Lord’s Roundabout, St John’s Wood, London NW8
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St John’s Wood Church has a rich history and culture within the area of St John’s Wood. The history of this Church of England parish church dates back to the 1800. Westminster City Council first bought the land behind the Church to use as a burial ground. The area’s population was increasing so land was needed as a final resting place for local residents.
The Church, located close to the Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park, was built in 1814 and designed by Thomas Hardwick. It was built in simple regency style with four lonic columns and with plain white and gold decoration.
Today funerary monuments can be seen erected inside the Church and a statue of St John the Baptist stands in the forecourt. The community can attend Holy Communion, Parish Eucharist, Choral Eucharist and Evening Prayer on Sundays. The church is kept open everyday, from early morning to late afternoon as a place of prayer and contemplation, while the church hall hosts regular community events during the week.
One of the most appreciated aspects of the St John’s Wood Church is its music tradition - instrumental and choral. The residents enjoy the Church’s organ and have done since 1820, when the first instrument was installed.
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