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Church of St Barnabas, Pimlico
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Location St Barnabas Street, Pimlico, London, SW1W 8PF
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Traditional Catholic
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Architect(s) Thomas Cundy
Years built 1850
Parish St. Barnabas, Pimlico
Deanery Westminster St Margaret
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Charing Cross
Episcopal area Two Cities
Diocese Diocese of London
Priest in charge Fr John Pearson-Hicks
Organist(s) David Aprahamian Liddle
Churchwarden(s) Linda Ulrich and Ann Townshend

The Church of St Barnabas is a Church of England parish church in Pimlico, London. It is a Grade I listed building. The church is noted for its Anglo-Catholic tradition, and it "was the first church built in England where the ideals and beliefs of what came to be known as Anglo-Catholic movement were embodied in its architecture and liturgy".


The church was built in 1847–1850 to designs of Thomas Cundy (junior), assisted by William Butterfield. It was one of the earliest Ritualistic churches, and the first in London in which all pews were free (charging for pews was normal practice at the time). Three paintings in crypt are by Charles Edgar Buckeridge.

In 1958 the church was designated as a Grade I listed building.

Notable clergy

  • W. J. E. Bennett, perpetual curate
  • Alfred Gurney, vicar
  • John Hudson, curate, later Bishop of Carpentaria
  • Charles Lowder, curate, founder of the Society of the Holy Cross
  • Frederick Ouseley, curate
  • Victor Shearburn, curate, later Bishop of Rangoon
  • George Ratcliffe Woodward, curate


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