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The history of Stoke Newington churches

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The history of Stoke Newington churches

  1. 1. Stoke Newington Churches Amir Dotan www.StokeNewingtonHistory.com
  2. 2. 29Churches and chapels over the years
  3. 3. I’ll be covering 10
  4. 4. Old St Mary 1563 St Matthias 1853 New St Mary 1858 SN High St Methodist Church 1850 Devonshire Square 1871 Presbyterian 1883 All Saints 1873 West Hackney 1824 Abney Church 1862 St Faith’s 1873
  5. 5. 6Churches and chapels in 1846 Parish
  6. 6. 1894
  7. 7. 1462 2149 3360 3480 5522 6608 17452 37571 47988 51247 52172 52,301 45,684 0 10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 60000 1 7 8 0 1 8 0 0 1 8 2 0 1 8 4 0 1 8 6 0 1 8 8 0 1 9 0 0 1 9 2 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 6 0 1 9 8 0 Stoke Newington population growth
  8. 8. 5522 6608 17452 37571 47988 1 8 4 0 1 8 6 0 1 8 8 0 1 9 0 0 St Faith parish 1873 All Saints parish 1873 St Matthias parish 1849 St Andrew parish 1883 St Olave parish 1892 New parishes were created
  9. 9. St Faith St Matthias St Andrew St Olave St Mary All Saints
  10. 10. 47 52172 52,301 45,684 1 9 2 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 6 0 1 9 8 0 St Faith parish Merged with St Matthias - 1951 All Saints parish Merged with St Matthias - 1956 Forming: Stoke Newington, St Faith with St Matthias and All Saints Renamed: Stoke Newington, St Matthias - 1974
  11. 11. A rector was appointed in 1313 to the church of Stoke Newington, which was a peculiar* of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London. * A "peculiar" is applied to those ecclesiastical districts, parishes, chapels or churches that are outside the jurisdiction of the bishop and archdeacon of the diocese in which they are situated (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Royal_Peculiar)
  12. 12. The rapid increase in population was accompanied by a growth in all nonconformist denominations 47988 51247 52172 52,301 45,684 1 9 0 0 1 9 2 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 6 0 1 9 8 0 Source: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol8/pp211-215
  13. 13. By 1903 there were 16 chapels and 6 halls belonging to protestant nonconformists, who formed some 58% of those attending worship on census day 47988 51247 52172 52,301 45,684 1 9 0 0 1 9 2 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 6 0 1 9 8 0 Source: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol8/pp211-215
  14. 14. In the 20th century there was a decline, as middle-class supporters of the older denominations were displaced by working- class and Jewish populations from the East End 47988 51247 52172 52,301 45,684 1 9 0 0 1 9 2 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 6 0 1 9 8 0 Source: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol8/pp211-215
  15. 15. Methodists 36% Baptists 32% Congregationalists 15% Salvation Army 10% Presbyterians 7% In 1903 there were 16 chapels and 6 halls belonging to protestant nonconformists, who formed some 58% of those attending worship on census day
  16. 16. Methodist Church Stoke Newington High Street Built: c. 1850 Original structure: 1814
  17. 17. All Saints Church Aden Grove Built: 1873
  18. 18. Presbyterian Church Lordship Road Built: 1883
  19. 19. 1969
  20. 20. Now: Manor Road United Reformed Church
  21. 21. St Faith’s Church, Londesboroug St Faith’s Church Londesborough Road Built: 1873
  22. 22. V1 strike, Sunday June 18th 1944
  23. 23. Devonshire Square Baptist Church Stoke Newington Road Built: 1871
  24. 24. c.1950 - Walford Road via Lorraine Smith
  25. 25. Abney Congregational Church Stoke Newington Church Street Built: 1862
  26. 26. 1838
  27. 27. West Hackney Church Stoke Newington Road Built: 1824
  28. 28. St Mary’s Old Church Stoke Newington Church Street Built: 1563 (Repaired and extended)
  29. 29. William Patten (c. 1510 – after 1598)
  30. 30. Sir Charles Barry (1795 –1860) Repaired and enlarged in 1827-9
  31. 31. St Mary’s New Church Stoke Newington Church Street Built: 1855-8, Steeple & Spire (1890) Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott
  32. 32. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–1878)
  33. 33. Scott designed the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras station
  34. 34. Due to lack of funds the building of the steeple had to be postponed giving rise to the rhyme: “Stoke Newington is a funny place with lots of funny people, Thomas Jackson built a church but could not build a steeple.”
  35. 35. John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913), son of George Gilbert Scott, designed the steeple and spire in 1890 and seating increased to 1,300.
  36. 36. The building cost of £17,000 was raised by voluntary subscriptions designed by the famous architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and known as the New Church is the result. included seating for 1,100
  37. 37. St Matthias Church Wordsworth Road Built: 1849-53 Architect: William Butterfield

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