St Cuthbert’s Church

St Cuthbert’s Church, London: Address, St Cuthbert’s Church Reviews: 4/5

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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,983 contributions
Close to Earls Court
Apr 2019 • Solo
Fine red Bricked structure with a commanding narrow main spire. Some of the old stained glass now bricked up which is a shame. Very dark and old inside - peaceful.
Written April 19, 2019
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Welcoming
Aug 2018 • Couples
Came into this church to remember others. Door was open and came into a quiet and respectful church. Big building, yet welcoming.
Written August 4, 2018
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AMBROSE37
BIRMINGHAM46 contributions
Fine Liturgy with high standard of music
May 2018 • Solo
Found this church reasonably welcoming with a small congregation but with a number of young people. Enjoyable Sung Mass with a succinct sermon
Written May 16, 2018
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Stefanos K
North Finchley, UK37 contributions
Anglo-Catholic in the middle of Earls Court
Jul 2016 • Solo
I visited this church on a handful of occassions in the last few years.It is a large imposing building situated halfway down Philbeach Gardens ,directly next to the Beaver Hotel.Its outward appearance is very Catholic with a lifesize crucifix at its approach ,which often attracts flowers from devout locals and tourists.A red building built in the Arts and Crafts tradition and hailed as one of its prized jewels,it was built in 1883 and became a major church in the Oxford movement and the advance of Anglo-Catholocism in 19th century London and was the scene of an anti Catholic protest on Good Friday 1898 when a protester threw the crucifix into the air during the veneration and denounced the congregation as idolitors.It was designed in an austere and lofty structure of transitional style.Among its many features of great note are its Stations of the cross,Lady chapel,reredos and rood.The interior is a monument to the sheer beauty of Anglo-Catholocism which contrasts sharply with the austerity of its exterior The great organ is also worthy of a mention and is one of the finest in London.A dwindling and ageing congregation attend its impressive high mass on Sundays ,complete with a small but very good choir.If you are a stranger and unaccustomed to Anglo-Catholic worship ,a lady at the door will hand you a missal and explain things.This really is an unexpexctedly impressive place.It however could do with a major clean up due to the accumulation of dust on the higher regions of the interior.There is tea and coffee on offer downstairs in the crypt which in many ways is like a dungeon.Sadly and I really wish I could say different ,but the congregation were far from welcoming .They were cold ,snooty ,aloof and a few of them just downright rude and unpleasant.This was particularly bad as it was Christmas and I had recently experienced a berievement and I had gone to the service on my own.The ladies who made the tea were, however,polite and a very pleasant East European woman did come up and make conversation.The problem is that this place needs new blood ,more congregants and looks as if it could do with more money to aid renovation,unfortunatly the majority of the congregation seemed more intent on driving people away than encouraging new people to attrend on a regular basis;so very sad as this ,with a bit of effort could reinvent itself and become a jewel in the crown of Anglo-Catholocism in London with its rich tradition of music and sheer abounding beauty.This is very accessable to the tube with only a 5 minute walk to Earls Court Station and is worth visiting once but to attend on a regular basis ,I would give it a miss.I have just been informed that Father Baggot who previously ran The Holy Redeemer in Clerkenwell has taken over as priest here and has tried to implement a few changes here so things may be different before long
Written June 10, 2017
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