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was built in 1848 and designed by Samuel Whitfield Daukes (1811-1880), who also designed the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

It was originally intended as a little church for the poor, and was built on the instigation of Father Charles Lowder, the high church curate who later became known and respected as vicar in the East London Docks.

The design is of a High Church style, with Tractarian Screen, long chancel and an altar raised on many steps with a reredos by Pugin.  The glass is by O'Connor, there is a built-in pulpit and pews with poppy heads.

The church is now redundant, however if you find it open it is well worth visiting for the lovely architectural features still on show.  There is a particularly fine light in the centre of the building.

[taken from Country Life 13 December 1973]