St Michael's Church is the principal Anglican church for Camden Town in north London. The present building, designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner in a Gothic Revival style, dates to the late 19th century.Put St Michael’s Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our Croydon itinerary maker website.
The congregation was begun in 1881 at a building nearby which now houses a betting shop ; a service was held in the shop to begin the celebrations for the church's 125th anniversary in 2002.
The present building was the first London church designed by Bodley and Garner and is built of brick with stone dressings in the decorated Gothic style. The nave was completed in 1881 and the chancel added and consecrated in 1894 under its first vicar, Father Edward Penfold. A north west tower was planned but never built. The interior has a continuous, stenciled waggon ceiling covering both nave and chancel, and a vaulted north chapel. The west front was restored in 2005 and a new roof was completed in August 2007. The church is Grade II* listed, for its interior.
In 1954 the parish of St Michael's subsumed those of All Saints, Camden Town (which had become a Greek Orthodox church in 1948) and St.Thomas, Agar Town, Wrotham Road (whose 1864 building was demolished due to war damage). In 2003 St Michael's became part of the St Pancras Team Ministry, with St Pancras Old Church, St Mary's Church, Somers Town, and St Paul's Church, Camden Square.
St Michael’s Church Reviews
There are organ recitals on Wednesdays at 1.10 p.m. The organ is very fine and the church is lovely. more »
I have been attending Sunday service for several weeks and going to the study group on Thursdays. The service is lovely and everyone is so friendly. You really feel like you are a part of the... more »
This church is unique in that it's an Anglo-Catholic church situated close to West Croydon station. I attended a wedding ceremony and reception in the church hall afterwards. The vicar, Father Tim made everyone feel welcome and the church members were very hospitable and caring towards all the guests. There's also secured parking for up to 30 cars available. Christianity in action, for those of the faith could be seen here.
Wonderful beautiful anglo-catholic church. Fantastic organ and choir. Very caring priests.
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