Christ Church, Colliers Wood

    Introducing Christ Church
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Christ Church photographed on Easter Day, 2007


Christ Church was built in 1873–74, when it was known as Christ Church, Singlegate.
It is a locally listed building and is designed in a modest but rural Gothic style by Messrs F and H Francis. The church was built using load-bearing yellow London stock bricks and Bath stone.

The church building was consecrated on Ascension Day, 14 May 1874. In 1875 the District Chapelry of Christ Church, Mitcham, was created, and this became a parish some time between 1875 and 1914. It was not until recent years that the name of the parish was changed to Christ Church, Colliers Wood, to reflect changes in population.

Christ Church has strong links with St John's Church, High Path, SW19. It is now part of the Merton Abbey Team Ministry along with St John's and Holy Trinity, South Wimbledon, SW19.
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Watercolour of Christ Church, painted in about 1895.
Watercolour painted by William Sleath R.A. in about 1895, showing the church in its original, rural, setting surrounded by meadows.

Postcard from about 1905, kindly supplied by Steve Bulman.
Postcard of Christ Church from about 1905. Image kindly supplied by Steve Bulman.

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History booklet
History booklet from about 1995
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